Role of media reports in completed and prevented suicide: Werther v. Papageno effects.

@article{Niederkrotenthaler2010RoleOM,
  title={Role of media reports in completed and prevented suicide: Werther v. Papageno effects.},
  author={Thomas Niederkrotenthaler and Martin Voracek and Arno Herberth and Benedikt Till and Markus J Strauss and Elmar Etzersdorfer and Brigitte Eisenwort and Gernot Sonneck},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2010},
  volume={197 3},
  pages={
          234-43
        }
}
BACKGROUND Media reporting of suicide has repeatedly been shown to trigger suicidal behaviour. Few studies have investigated the associations between specific media content and suicide rates. Even less is known about the possible preventive effects of suicide-related media content. AIMS To test the hypotheses that certain media content is associated with an increase in suicide, suggesting a so-called Werther effect, and that other content is associated with a decrease in suicide… CONTINUE READING

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