Navigation Links
Suicidal Tendencies May Be Treated With Cognitive Therapy

People who had attempted to commit suicide repeatedly can now be treated effectively with cognitive //therapy programs. This procedure had been found to give better results than the other treatments used for treating people with such problems. The research findings were published in the current issue of JAMA.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia had conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine whether a brief psychosocial intervention could reduce the rate of repeat suicide attempts over an 18-month interval. The study included 120 adults who attempted suicide and were evaluated at a hospital emergency department within 48 hours of the attempt. Sixty participants were randomized to receive 10 sessions of cognitive therapy and 60 to receive enhanced usual care with tracking and referral services.

The central feature of cognitive therapy was the identification of thoughts, images, and core beliefs that were activated prior to the suicide attempt. Strategies were applied to address the identified thoughts and beliefs and participants were helped to develop adaptive ways of coping with stressors. Usual care included outpatient therapy and medication.

From baseline to the 18-month assessment, 13 participants (24.1 percent) in the cognitive therapy group and 23 participants (41.6 percent) in the usual care group made at least one subsequent suicide attempt.

Researchers said that participants in the cognitive therapy group were approximately 50 percent less likely to attempt suicide during the follow-up period than participants in the usual care group. The researchers also found that the severity of depression by one measurement was significantly lower for the cognitive therapy group than for the usual care group at the 6-month, 12-month, and 18-month assessments. The cognitive therapy group also had significantly less hopelessness than the usual care group at six months.

Source: News wise

Medindia on Cognitive Therapy: Further information Cognitive Behavior Therapy: This is a new kind of therapy for mental health that uses cognitive therapy techniques and behavior therapy techniques together to bring about changes in the mental health conditions of patients suffering from depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa etc. Suicidal tendencies: people who commit suicide are most at risk from attempts of suicide, also called suicidal tendencies. People with suicidal tendencies are 40 times more at risk from committing suicides than others. Treatment procedures to effectively deal with this tendency in people had been till date quite limited.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Young Patients On Antidepressants Found To Be Associated With Suicidal Tendencies
2. Antidepressant Medication Leading To Suicidal Thoughts
3. Support and Care to Grieving Parents Can Offset Suicidal Tendencies
4. Spring A Suicide? Spring Born Get Suicidal, Says a Study
5. Many Suicidal Adults Arent Getting Mental Health Treatment
6. Children Who Survive Cancer May Have Suicidal Symptoms In Future Life
7. Who are Prone to Suicidal Tendencies?
8. Death Does Not Take Place in Most Suicidal Attempts Through Antidepressants
9. Link Between Migraine Attacks in Teens and Suicidal Tendencies
10. Young Patients On Antidepressants Found To Be Associated With Suicidal Tendencies
11. Support and Care to Grieving Parents Can Offset Suicidal Tendencies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... 2016, a powerful cellular therapy software application that helps blood and marrow transplant ... , Since Transtem’s initial launch, Mediware has continued to enhance core application features. ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... International Conference on Obesity and ... 2016 at Las Vegas. It aims to bring together academicians, scientists, dietitians, surgeons, ... organizations across the globe; making the conference a perfect platform to share experience ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) ... of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in ... than 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters. , “I’m pleased to welcome ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... , ... Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates ... possibility in her keynote address at Georgia State University’s spring commencement on ... rich experience as a scientist, physician and executive, Desmond-Hellmann leads the Gates Foundation’s efforts ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... Baltimore, Md. (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... devastating consequences of inappropriate or excessive levels of alcohol use. Alcohol and its ... fetal alcohol spectrum disorders to the susceptibility to strokes in those 65 years and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... OSWEGO, Ore. , May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... endovascular medical technology, today announced Food and Drug ... cardiac resynchronization defibrillator that provides heart failure patients ... scans. Iperia devices also have remote monitoring with ... that adapts the heart rate in response to ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016   BIOTRONIK ... of extending care beyond the implant at the Heart ... 4-7 in San Francisco . ... delivering the highest quality of patient care and satisfaction ... cared for each and every tomorrow," said Marlou ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 2016 Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & ... a woman who says its talc-based powder products caused ... Ristesund $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) , This is the ... In February, the same court awarded $72 million to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: