Suicide and Clinical Practice

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American Psychiatric Pub, 1992 - Medical - 189 pages

Over 90% of people who commit suicide have a psychiatric disorder. Those most likely to commit suicide have major depression, problems with substance abuse, or schizophrenia. In this edited volume, renowned experts in the field reflect on the many approaches to the study and prevention of suicide.

 

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Contents

Suicide Intervention Integration of Psychosocial Clinical and Biomedical Traditions
1
Medication and the Suicidal Patient
23
Psychodynamics and Suicide
43
An Empirically Based Model of Suicide Risk Assessment for Patients With Affective Disorder
55
General Versus Specific Risk Factors for Suicide in Schizophrenia
75
Substance Abuse and Suicide
101
Evaluating and Treating Suicidal Behavior in the Borderline Patient
115
Environmental Educational and Psychological Interventions in Suicidal Adolescents
131
Suicide and Suit Liability After Selfdestruction
147
The Implications of Patient Suicide for the Surviving Psychotherapist
169
Index
183
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