Suicide Over the Life Cycle: Risk Factors, Assessment, and Treatment of Suicidal Patients

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American Psychiatric Pub, 1990 - Medical - 799 pages

Suicide Over the Life Cycle: Risk Factors, Assessment, and Treatment of Suicidal Patients attempts to solve the mystery of suicide by filling in the gaps in our understanding about risk factors and treatment of suicidal patients, and by integrating and translating current knowledge about suicidal behavior into practical treatment considerations.

This book brings together the research studies and clinical experience of more than 40 internationally recognized contributors who paint an insightful and thought-provoking portrait of the suicidal patient at various stages of the life span. A comprehensive guide, this superb text is a practical and encyclopedic compendium of assessment and intervention strategies that the clinician can use in day-to-day treatment of suicidal patients.

 

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Contents

Introduction Suicide Over the Life Cycle Risk Factors and LifeSpan Development
xxiii
The Epidemiology of Suicide Implications for Clinical Practice
9
Environmental Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Aspects of Suicidal Behavior
31
Biochemical Aspects of Suicide
89
Genetic Factors in Suicide Family Twin and Adoption Studies
119
Suicide and Psychiatric Diagnosis
127
Personality and Suicide
147
Substance Abuse and Suicidal Behavior
169
Suicide Clusters and Media Exposure
507
An International Perspective on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Suicide
523
Suicide in Minority Groups Epidemiologic and Cultural Perspectives
561
Suicide Among Physicians
589
Surviving a Suicide in Your Practice
607
Suicide Ethics and the Law
625
Youth Suicide Public Policy and Research Issues
653
An Overview and Synopsis of Risk Factors Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients Over the Life Cycle
673

Medical Illness and Suicide
197
Assessment and Interviewing Strategies for Suicidal Patients Over the Life Cycle
227
The Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents at Risk for Suicide
245
Suicide Among College Students Assessment Treatment and Intervention
295
Geriatric Suicidal Behavior Assessment and Treatment
333
Crisis Management of the Suicidal Patient
373
Somatic Treatment of the Adult Suicidal Patient A Brief Survey
415
Principles of Psychotherapy With Suicidal Patients
431
Cognitive Approaches to Understanding and Treating Suicidal Behavior
459
Community Strategies for Suicide Prevention and Intervention
489
Epilogue
723
cited in Hendren Chapter 10 Child Suicide Potential Scales
729
cited in Doyle Chapter 14 Administrative Policy Regarding Suicide and Homicide
743
cited in Weishaar and Beck Chapter 17 Scale for Suicide Ideation for Ideators
751
cited in Weishaar and Beck Chapter 17 Suicide Intent Scale for Attempters
757
cited in Amchin et al Chapter 24 Suicide Suicidal Intent Irresistible Impulse and Statutes Limiting Suicide Defense Summary of Jurisdictions
763
cited in Amchin et al Chapter 24 Jurisdictions That Employ Some Form of Presumption Against Suicide in the Context of Recovery for Accidental D...
767
Index
769
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