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Suicide and Clinical Practice

Edited by Douglas Jacobs, M.D.

  • ISBN 978-0-88048-455-8
  • Item #8455

Description

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.

Contents

Suicide intervention: Integration of psychosocial, clinical, and biomedical traditions. Medication and the suicidal patient. Psychodynamics and suicide. An empirically based model of suicide risk assessment for patients with affective disorder. General versus specific risk factors for suicide in schizophrenia. Substance abuse and suicide. Evaluating and treating suicidal behavior in the borderline patient. Environmental, educational, and psychological interventions in suicidal adolescents. Suicide and suit: liability after self-destruction. The implications of patient suicide for the surviving psychotherapist.

Useful for mental health professionals in the front line of the suicide battles.—Journal of Clinical Psychiatry


Without being a simplistic how-to book, [Suicide and Clinical Practice] is one of the most practical volumes in the field of suicidology. The overall volume is first rate, and each contributor—an acknowledged expert in the field—has met the high standard of the overall enterprise. It is a pleasure to recommend this book most highly.—Edwin S. Shneidman, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

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