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A contact-based intervention for people recently discharged from inpatient psychiatric care: a pilot study.

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People recently discharged from inpatient psychiatric care are at high risk of suicide and self-harm, with 6% of all suicides in England occurring in the 3 months after discharge. There is some evidence from a randomized trial carried out in the United States in the 1960s-70s that supportive letters sent by psychiatrists to high-risk patients in the period following hospital discharge resulted in a reduction in suicide. The aim of the current pilot study was to assess the feasibility of condu...

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Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research More from this journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
2
Pages:
131-143
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1543-6136
ISSN:
1381-1118
Language:
English
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458854
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2014-06-17

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