Journal article

Treatment of Intrusive Suicidal Imagery Using Eye Movements.

Jaël S van Bentum, Marit Sijbrandij, Marcus JH Huibers, Annemiek Huisman, Arnoud Arntz, Emily A Holmes, Ad JFM Kerkhof

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | Published : 2017

Abstract

Suicide and suicidal behavior are major public health concerns, and affect 3-9% of the population worldwide. Despite increased efforts for national suicide prevention strategies, there are still few effective interventions available for reducing suicide risk. In this article, we describe various theoretical approaches for suicide ideation and behavior, and propose to examine the possible effectiveness of a new and innovative preventive strategy. A model of suicidal intrusion (mental imagery related to suicide, also referred to as suicidal flash-forwards) is presented describing one of the assumed mechanisms in the etiology of suicide and the mechanism of therapeutic change. We provide a brie..

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