Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention to Reduce Suicide Ideation in Medical Interns



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Physicians in training are at high risk for suicidal ideation (thoughts) during their internship year. In an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry, Constance Guille, M.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and coauthors examined the effectiveness of a web-based cognitive behavioral therapy program delivered before the start of the medical internship year to prevent suicidal ideation in medical interns. Results of the randomized clinical trial at two university hospitals with 199 medical interns suggest the interns were amenable to the intervention and the intervention was associated with a reduced likelihood of suicidal ideation during the internship year.

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(JAMA Psychiatry. Published online November 4, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.1880. Available pre-embargo to the media at

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