The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury

The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury

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Suicide is a perplexing human behavior that remains among the leading causes of death worldwide, responsible for more deaths each year than all wars, genocide, and homicide combined. Although suicide and other forms of self-injury have baffled scholars and clinicians for thousands of years, the past few decades have brought significant leaps in our understanding of these behaviors.

The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury provides a comprehensive summary of the most important and exciting advances in our understanding of suicide and self-injury and our ability to predict and prevent it. Comprised of a formidable who's who in the field, this volume covers the full spectrum of topics in suicide and self-injury across the lifespan, including the classification of different self-injurious behaviors, epidemiology, assessment techniques, and intervention.
Chapters probe relevant issues in our society surrounding suicide, including assisted suicide and euthanasia, suicide terrorism, overlap between suicidal behavior and interpersonal violence, ethical considerations for suicide researchers, and current knowledge on survivors of suicide. The most comprehensive
handbook on suicide and self-injury to date, this volume is a must-read for anyone interested in the most current thinking and research on these devastating behaviors.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 181 x 253 x 29mm | 928g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0190669381
  • 9780190669386
  • 685,931

Table of contents

1. Introduction to the Handbook
Matthew K. Nock

Part One: Classification of Self-Injurious Behaviors

2. The Classification of Suicidal Behavior
Kelly Posner, Beth Brodsky, Kseniya Yershova, Jacqueline Buchanan, and John Mann

3. Distinguishing between Suicidal and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp

4. Should We Expand the Conceptualization of Self-Injurious Behavior? Rationale, Review, and Recommendations
Jill M. Hooley and Sarah St. Germain

Part Two: Phenomenology and Epidemiology

5. Suicidal Behaviors among Children and Adolescents
Christianne Esposito-Smythers, Julie Weismoore, Rupa P. Zimmermann, and Anthony Spirito

6. Suicidal Behaviors Among Adults
Eve K. Moscicki

7. Person-Centered Prevention of Suicide Among Older Adults
Paul R. Duberstein and Marnin J. Heisel

8. Non-suicidal Self-injury across the Lifespan
Janis Whitlock and Matthew Selekman

Part Three: Approaches to Understanding Self-Injurious Behaviors

9. Genetic and Neurobiological Approaches to Understanding Suicidal Behaviors
Laura M. Fiori, Carl Ernst, and Gustavo Turecki

10. Developmental Approaches to Understanding Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behaviors
Sheila E. Crowell, Christina M. Derbidge, and Theodore P. Beauchaine

11. Social and Ecological Approaches to Suicidal Behaviors and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)
Nicole Heilbron, Joseph C. Franklin, John D. Guerry, and Mitchell J. Prinstein

12. Cognitive and Information Processing Approaches to Understanding Suicidal Behaviors
Amy Wenzel and Megan Spokas

13. Psychodynamics of Suicide
Mark J. Goldblatt

14. Racial/Ethnic, Spiritual/Religious, and Sexual Orientation Influences on Suicidal Behaviors
Regina M. Sherman, Barbara D'Orio, Miesha N. Rhodes, Stephanie Gantt, and Nadine J. Kaslow

15. Comprehensive Theories of Suicidal Behaviors
Edward A. Selby, Thomas E. Joiner Jr., and Jessica D. Ribeiro

16. Comprehensive Theoretical Models of NSSI
Colleen M. Jacobson and Kristen Batejan

Part Four: Assessment

17. Core Competencies, Warning Signs, and a Framework for Suicide Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice
M. David Rudd

18. Assessment of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
E. David Klonsky and Stephen P. Lewis

Part Five: Prevention and Intervention

19. Prevention of Suicidal Behaviors
Jose M. Bertolote

20. Psychological Treatment of Suicidal Behaviors
Erin F. Ward-Ciesielski and Marsha M. Linehan

21. The Pharmacologic Treatment of Suicidal Patients
Jan Fawcett and Katie A. Busch

22. Prevention of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Nancy L. Heath, Jessica R. Toste, and Shannon-Dell MacPhee

23. Psychological Treatments for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Barbara Stanley, Virginia Fineran, and Beth Brodsky

24. Pharmacologic Treatment of NSSI
Paul L. Plener and Gerhard Libal

Part Six: Special Issues

25. Overlap between Suicidal Behavior and Interpersonal Violence
Marc Hillbrand

26. Suicide Terrorism
Ellen Townsend

27. Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
Agnes van der Heide

28. Survivors of Suicide
Holly Parker

29. Conclusion to the Handbook
Matthew K. Nock
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About Matthew K. Nock

Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Nock's multi-disciplinary research is aimed at advancing the understanding of why people behave in ways that are harmful to themselves, with an emphasis on suicide and other forms of self-harm. His work on suicide and self-injury has been recognized through the receipt of
early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Association of Suicidology. In 2011 he was named a MacArthur Fellow.
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