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The effects of psychotherapy for adult depression on suicidality and hopelessness: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Cuijpers, Pim; de Beurs, Derek P.; van Spijker, Bregje; Berking, Matthias; Andersson, Gerhard; Kerkhof, Ad


Background: Although treatment guidelines suggest that suicidal patients with depression should be treated for depression with psychotherapy, it is not clear whether these psychological treatments actually reduce suicidal ideation or suicide risk. Methods: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on psychotherapy for depression in which outcomes on suicidality were reported. We also focused on outcomes on hopelessness because this is strongly associated with suicidal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.06.025


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