Conversation therapy can effectively reduce suicide rates

Conversation therapy can effectively reduce suicide rates
Conversation therapy can effectively reduce suicide rates

A large-scale study found that conversations with suicidal high-risk groups could significantly reduce their suicide rates. Researchers have suggested that these treatments should be promoted in patients with psychiatric disorders such as depression while taking traditional drug therapy.

Talk therapy is a way of cognitive treatment, mainly by giving patients the right time and space, so that they and the psychological professionals to explore their own troubles, tap the psychological roots of these troubles, and thus efforts to overcome the disease.

The Johns Hopkins University researchers and Danish counterparts in the UK, the latest issue of Lancet Psychiatry, reported that they had a 20-year follow-up study of more than 5,000 Dutch people who committed suicide. These people have received psychological counseling and 6 to 10 conversations after committing suicide. The researchers found that their chance of committing suicide was reduced by 26% five years later compared with another 17,000 people who did not receive such treatment after committing suicide, and this prevention effect was still reflected in the next 10 years The

Researchers say that people who have suicidal experiences are suicidal high-risk groups, and how to give them the best prevention and protection worthy of research, and through large-scale long-term follow-up study, can be found in conversation therapy in this regard has a definite effect. They believe that patients can get a safe, confidential environment to talk, may be the key to the effectiveness of this therapy.

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