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Suicidal intent within an acute Australian self-harming cohort

Govindan, Anita. 2007, Suicidal intent within an acute Australian self-harming cohort, D.Psych.(Clinical) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Suicidal intent within an acute Australian self-harming cohort
Alternative title Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with individuals suffering acute psychosis
Author Govindan, Anita.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Clinical)
Date submitted 2007
Keyword(s) Suicidal behavior - Psychological aspects
Self-injurious behavior - Patients
Cognitive therapy - Case studies
Schizophrenia - Case studies - Treatment
Summary The relationship between predisposing risk factors and precipitating life events of individuals presenting to an emergency department with Deliberate Self-Harm was investigated. Poor mental health and childhood abuse were related to suicide intent, only individuals' perceptions regarding their current life events were directly associated with lethality of the self-harm act. The portfolio illustrates the issues inherent in the treatment and management of schizophrenia and the potential of CBT in addressing symptoms and sequelae of acute psychosis. Four case studies are presented.
Notes Degree conferred 2008.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.858445
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027284

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