Suicide and attempted suicide among children and adolescents
Dr Hawton gives a straightforward account of what is known about suicidal behaviour among children and adolescents, including its treatment and prevention. His data on suicidal trends and epidemiology comes from the US, the UK and Australia. He looks at possible causes, motives, precipitants, and the personal and interpersonal consequences of suicide attempts.
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Series Editors Introduction
Patterns and Trends in Suicide Rates
Methods Used in Suicides
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