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Bereavement after the suicide of a significant other.
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PMID:  24082246     Owner:  PIP     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: It is estimated that approximately one in four people know someone who has taken their own life and that one suicide death leaves six or more suicide survivors.
AIMS: The aim of this paper was to review the literature regarding the association between suicide and bereavement, focusing also on the supportive and therapeutic resources available for survivors.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Careful MedLine and PsycINFO searches for the period 1980-2013.
RESULTS: The review of the literature indicates that emotional turmoil in suicide survivors may last a long time and, in some cases, may end with their own suicide.
CONCLUSION: Future research should evaluate the efficacy of professional treatments and of support groups targeting suicide survivors.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: It is crucial to understand the bereavement process after the suicide of a significant other in order to provide proper care, reduce stigma, and improve the outcomes of related psychiatric conditions.
Maurizio Pompili; Amresh Shrivastava; Gianluca Serafini; Marco Innamorati; Mariantonietta Milelli; Denise Erbuto; Federica Ricci; Dorian A Lamis; Paolo Scocco; Mario Amore; David Lester; Paolo Girardi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of psychiatry     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0019-5545     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-01     Completed Date:  2013-10-01     Revised Date:  2013-10-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0013255     Medline TA:  Indian J Psychiatry     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-63     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
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