Comprehensive Text Book of Suicidology

Comprehensive Text Book of Suicidology

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This volume presents an authoritative overview of current scientific knowledge about suicide and suicide prevention. Multidisciplinary and comprehensive in scope, the book provides a solid foundation in theory, research, and clinical applications. Issues relevant to clinical case management are highlighted, and various treatment modalities are discussed in light of the latest research findings. Topics covered include the classification and prevalence of suicidal behaviors; social, cultural, and gender contexts of suicide; psychiatric and medical factors; and ethical and legal issues in intervention. Written by three international suicide authorities, the book also includes contributions from other leading scientist-practitioners who report on their respective areas of expertise. Throughout, user-friendly tables, case illustrations, concise summaries of key issues, and annotated reference enhance the utility of the more

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  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • 1138864749
  • 9781138864740

Table of contents

Contents. Foundations of Suicidology. Introduction to the Study of Suicide. The Theoretical Component in Suicidology. The Empirical Foundations of Suicidology. A Historical Perspective on Suicide, van Hooff. Part II. Sociodemographic and Epidemiologic Issues. Age and the Lifespan, with Nisbet. Suicide, Gender, and Sexuality. Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Aspects of Suicide. Work and the Economy, Stack. Marriage, Family, Family Therapy, and Suicide, Bongar, Goldberg, Cleary, and Brown. The Social Relations of Suicides. Suicide Notes and Communications. Suicide Attempts and Methods. Part III. Medical and Psychiatric Issues. Psychitric Diagnoses and Suicidal Acts, Tanney. Physical Illness and Suicide, with Goldblatt. Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Suicide, Lester. The Biology of Suicide. Aggression, Violence, and Suicide, Plutchik. Part IV. Indirect Self-Destruction, Ethics, and the Law. Indirect Self-Destructive Behavior, with Farberow. Ethical, Religious, and Philosophical Issues in Suicide. Suicide and the Law. Part V. Treatment and Prevention. Treatment and Prevention of Suicide. Treatment and Prevention of Suicide. In the Wake of Suicide: Survivorship and Postvention, Jobes, Luoma, Hustead, and more