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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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FREITAS, Joanneliese de Lucas et al. Bibliometric Review of Academic Production About Suicide Between 2002 and 2011. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.2, pp. 251-260. ISSN 1982-1247.

Suicide is a serious Public Health problem which requires from health agencies policies for prevention and intervention. This study aimed to construct an overview of the literature in this area which point trends and blanks that may reveal needs and gaps in addressing the issue. We analyzed 762 papers, produced between 2002 and 2011. The highest volume of works are located in health studies, with highlight to Psychology and to the studies that correlate suicide and psychopathologies. There is a great number of theoretical studies that evidence the need for increasing publications with approaches that contribute to public policies for suicide prevention and management in specific populations.

Keywords : Suicide; bibliometric; psychology.

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