Suicide: Biopsychosocial Approaches

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Alexander J. Botsis, Constantin R. Soldatos, Costas N. Stefanis
Elsevier, 1997 - Psychology - 278 pages
Hardbound. In recent years research into suicide has grown and significant advances have been made in clarifying the phenomenological and clinical profile of the potential suicide victim, as well as in identifying some of the biological, psychological and sociological risk factors for self-destructive behavior. The knowledge so far collated, has shed light on many aspects of suicidal behavior and provides a sound ground in answering the question, What leaves a person with no other choice but to terminate his life?Obviously, suicide represents a complex and multi-factorial human behavior and as such, raises a variety of theoretical, clinical, ethical and legal issues, which can only be successfully addressed by concerted multi-disciplinary research efforts.The presentation in a book of such a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, age-long human enigma is a difficult task and a stimulating challenge. This book is based on a selection of papers presented

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The epidemiology of death and suicide symptoms in primary health care
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Suicide in mood disorders
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Suicide in schizophrenia
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