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NCJ Number: NCJ 240719     Find in a Library
Title: Can We Really Prevent Suicide?
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Author(s): Maya Schwartz-Lifshitz ; Gil Zalsman ; Lucas Giner ; Mario A. Oquendo
  Journal: Current Psychiatry Reports  Volume:14  Issue:6  Dated:December 2012  Pages:624 to 633
Date Published: 12/2012
Page Count: 10
  Annotation: This article discusses sucide prevention.
Abstract: Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for all ages. Unfortunately, suicide is difficult to prevent, in large part because the prevalence of risk factors is high among the general population. In this review, clinical and psychological risk factors are examined and methods for suicide prevention are discussed. Prevention strategies found to be effective in suicide prevention include means restriction, responsible media coverage, and general public education, as well identification methods such as screening, gatekeeper training, and primary care physician education. Although the treatment for preventing suicide is difficult, follow-up that includes pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, or both may be useful. However, prevention methods cannot be restricted to the individual. Community, social, and policy interventions will also be essential. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Juvenile suicide
Index Term(s): Drug abuse ; Media coverage ; Alcohol abuse ; Treatment intervention model ; Suicide causes ; Suicide prevention
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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