The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice

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Treating the Suicidal Patient
Cognitive Therapy and Dialectical
Behavior Therapy
Nadine A. Chang, Shari Jager-Hyman,
Gregory K. Brown, Amy Cunningham,
and Barbara Stanley
Introduction
More than 800,000 people worldwide die by suicide each year, making it the second leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 15 and 29 years (WHO, 2014). The rate of suicide attempts is even higher, with 25 nonfatal suicide attempts for every death by suicide (Crosby, Han, Parks, & Gfroerer, 2011). Systematic reviews of evidence-based treatments for suicide prevention have included a variety of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatments (Fleischmann et al., 2008; Gunnell & Frankel, 1994; Hawton et al., 2000; Kapur & Gask, 2009). Cognitive therapy (CT; Brown et al., 2005) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT; Linehan, 1993; Shearin & Linehan, 1994) are two of the most widely used psychotherapeutic approaches and have been found to be effective in preventing repeat suicide attempts. This chapter provides an overview of CT and DBT, a brief review of the efficacy of both treatments for preventing suicide attempts, a summary of theoretical models and format of treatment, and a review of each treatment strategy. Key similarities of CT and DBT are then presented and future directions for developing psychotherapeutic interventions for suicidal patients discussed.Given the many different terms and definitions used in the literature, it is important to clarify that the terms used in this chapter follow those listed in Wenzel, Brown, and Beck’s (2009) Cognitive therapy for suicidal patients: Scientific and clinical applications:
Suicide: Death caused by self-inflicted injurious behavior with any intent to die as a result of the behavior.
Suicide attempt: A nonfatal, self-inflicted, potentially injurious behavior with any intent to die as a result of the behavior. A suicide attempt may or may not result in injury.

The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention, Second Edition. Edited by Rory C. O’Connor and Jane Pirkis. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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