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Attribution and intervention in self-poisoning.

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This paper discusses factors which have affected progress in the primary and secondary prevention of suicidal behaviour. An attributional model of helping and coping described by Brickman and his colleagues (1982) is used to suggest that the match or mismatch between attitudes and attributions of helpers and helped is critical in determining (a) whether or not people seek help when in a crisis, and (b) whether or not people respond to help when they receive it. The evidence for the efficacy o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
The British journal of medical psychology
Volume:
64 ( Pt 4)
Issue:
4
Pages:
345-358
Publication date:
1991-12-05
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ISSN:
0007-1129
URN:
uuid:f3411ea6-c2e9-451d-9314-c3a48131c04e
Source identifiers:
375526
Local pid:
pubs:375526

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