Journal of Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
Online ISSN : 2189-7980
Print ISSN : 1345-2894
ISSN-L : 1345-2894
A preventive intervention against climacteric women with suicidal risks
Yumiko TsujiTakehiko KIMURAYuzuru KUWAANOTatuya AKAMATSUHirosi SAITOYukihiro AGOTakumi YANAIHARANobuaki KUNIYA
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1999 Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 57-61

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Women tend to become emotionally unstable around the age of menaupose. If they experience stressful life events, they apt to depressed and even become suicidal. In Redecision Therapy, a school of Transactional Analysis, they developed a simple technique of "No-suicide contract" in which a therapist encourages patient's spontaneity to live, by clear verbal statement not to kill herself. Two depressive patients applicated this technique in the department of Obsterics and Gynecology are reported. The technique appears to be effective as preventive measures as well as therapeutic means.

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