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Author: Schwartz Laufer, Maya
Zalsman, Gil
Giner Jiménez, Lucas
Oquendo, María
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Psiquiatría
Date: 2012
Document type: Article
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
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DOI: 10.1007/s11920-012-0318-3

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