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Suicide Prevention : A Holistic Approach

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Suicide Prevention: A Holistic Approach contains the selected and edited papers that were presented during the congress Suicide, Disease, Disadvantage, A Holistic Approach, organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, which was held in June 1995, in Venice.
Suicide prevention is still sadly neglected by governments and public health authorities, despite the fact that in several Western countries suicide has become the primary cause of death among younger age groups. The selected papers express the need for a holistic viewpoint in suicide management. The subjects range from parasuicide to the role of the media, from the special type of psychotherapeutic approach required to the most recent guidelines in pharmacological treatment, from a homage to the memory of Erwin Ringel to the presentation of specific national prevention schemes.
The book will be of interest to public health workers, doctors, psychologists and social workers, as well as voluntary staff and their organizations, and to all those who make suicide prevention one of their primary interests.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 243 pages
  • 149.9 x 241.3 x 22.9mm | 544.32g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • 36 Tables, black and white; X, 243 p.
  • 0792344685
  • 9780792344681

Table of contents

Preface; D. De Leo, A. Schmidtke, R.F.W. Diekstra. 1. Reflections on the State of Suicidology; R.F.W. Diekstra. 2. Suicide Ideation and Suicide Attempts: The Role of Comorbidity with Depression, Anxiety Disorders, and Substance Use Disorder; T. Bronisch, H.U. Wittchen. 3. Depression, Hopelessness and Suicide Intent in Attempted Suicide: A Hospital Based Study of 201 Patients; A.T. Davison. 4. Suicide Attempters Who Attribute Their Problems to Interpersonal Difficulties; K. Michel, L. Valach. 5. Suicide Among Psychiatric Hospital Inpatients; A. Roy, R. Draper. 6. Twin Research Perspective on Suicide and Suicidal Attempts; N.L. Segal, A. Roy. 7. The Who/EURO Multicentre Study on Parasuide - State of the Art and Future Directions; J.G. Sampaio-Faria. 8. Suicide and Suicide Attempt Rates in Europe, 1989-1993: Rates, Changes and Epidemiological Results of the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Parasuicide; A. Schmidtke, et al. 9. Relevance of Diagnostic Setting in Predicting the Outcome of Suicide Attempters; P. Socco, D. De Leo. 10. Gender Differences in Adolescent Suicide; M.J. Marttunen, et al. 11. The Suicidal Process in Young Suicides; B.S. Runeson. 12. Childhood Conceptions of Death and Suicide: Empirical Investigations and Implications for Suicide Prevention; B.L. Mishara. 13. What Do We Know About Media Effects on Imitation of Suicidal Behaviour: State of the Art; A. Schmidtke, S. Schallers. 14. The Aftermath of Kurt Cobain's Suicide; A.L. Berman, et al. 15. Shame and Guilt in Suicide and Survivors; N.L. Farberow. 16. Shame the Unbearable Legacy of Suicide; O. Grad, Z. Zavasnik. 17. The Erwin Ringel Memorial Lecture: On Suicide and Mental Illness: How Right Was Ringel? J. Loennqvist. 18. The Ringel Memorial Session: Erwin Ringel and Psychotherapy. A Critical Evaluation of Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Depression and in Suicide Prevention; D. Wasserman. 19. Applications of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Suicide Prevention; H. Fiske. 20. Pharmacological Treatment of Suicidal Behaviour; F. Schifani, D. De Leo. 21. Risk Factors for Non-Compliance, with Out-Patient After-Care: Implications for the Management of Attempted Suicide Patients; C. van Heeringen, et al. 22. Implementation of the Suicide Prevention Strategy in Finland; First Follow-Up; M. Upanne. 23. The Swedish National Programme for Suicide Prevention; J. Beskow, D. Wasserman. 24. England's Policy on Severe Mental Illness; R. Jenkins. Name Index.
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