Non-pharmacological approaches

Robert D. Goldney

in Suicide Prevention

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2013 | ISBN: 9780199677580
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191757044 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Non-pharmacological approaches

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All suicidal persons warrant emotional support, the nature and intensity of which depend on the presence and type of mental disorder. Dialectical behaviour therapy is specifically effective for those with borderline personality disorder. Other treatments include cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), problem-solving therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MCBT). The risk of dependence needs to be balanced between encouraging independence and being perceived as rejecting. Broader non-pharmacological approaches include crisis centres and volunteer organizations.

Chapter.  3334 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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