Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
In this book the author dispels the silence and shame that surround the subject of suicide and provides a better understanding of the suicidal mind and a chance to recognize the person at risk. She brings to book not only wide scientific knowledge and clinical experience but also great compassion. In tracing the network of reasons underlying the phenomenon, she gives us astonishing examples and a startling look at the journals, drawings and farewell notes of people who have chosen to kill themselves. She also provides vivid insight into the most recent findings from hospitals and laboratories across the world; the critical biological and psychological factors that interact to cause suicide; and the new strategies being evolved to combat them. Issues covered in this book: An introduction to suicide; history and overview; definitions and magnitudes; psychology and psychopathology; methods and places; biology of suicide; genetic and evolutionary perspectives; neurobiology and neuropathology; prevention of suicide.
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Night falls fast: understanding suicideUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Jamison--herself a manic-depressive who has attempted suicide and now a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine--brings a special urgency to this study. The personal and the ... Read full review
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