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The Suicidal Patient

  • Dennis Greenberger

Abstract

Cognitive therapy has consistently been demonstrated to be effective in treating depressed patients. The cognitive therapy approach to treating suicidal patients is to focus on the thoughts, assumptions, and beliefs that accompany the suicidal intent. Understanding the cognitive component of the suicidal patient can be instrumental in treatment planning and eventual therapeutic success.

Keywords

Suicide Attempt Cognitive Therapy Suicidal Thought Therapy Session Beck Depression Inventory Score 
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References

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Suggested Readings

  1. Beck, A. T., Resnik, H. L., & Lettieri, D. J. (1974). The prediction of suicide. Philadelphia: Charles Press.Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Greenberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Santa AnaUSA

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