Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention: a global perspective

Hardcover | April 23, 2009

EditorDanuta Wasserman, Camilla Wasserman

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Approximately 1 million people per year commit suicide world-wide and approximately 10 million attempt suicide each year. Suicide is a major public health problem throughout the world, and one for which major efforts are being made to help reduce these numbers. However, suicide is the resultof complex interactions between a range of factors, including psychological, cultural, biological, and social, and any approach to treating the problem of suicide has to consider all these factors. The Oxford Texbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention is the most comprehensive textbook of suicidology and suicide prevention that has ever been published. It is written by world-leading specialists and describes all aspects of suicidal behaviour and suicide prevention. It presents an overviewof research within disciplines covering all factors, including psychological, cultural, biological, and sociological. The book provides up-to-date information on different kinds of risk and protective factors, epidemiology, theories on suicidal behaviours and public health and healthcarepreventative approaches. Throughout, different approaches to suicide prevention and evidence-based examples are presented, as well as descriptions of different organisations designed to prevent suicide.This book will be the key source of reference for both researchers and professionals working in the areas of suicidology and suicide prevention.

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Approximately 1 million people per year commit suicide world-wide and approximately 10 million attempt suicide each year. Suicide is a major public health problem throughout the world, and one for which major efforts are being made to help reduce these numbers. However, suicide is the resultof complex interactions between a range of fa...

Danuta Wasserman is Professor of psychiatry and suicidology at Karolinska Institute, Head of NASP (Swedish National Prevention of Suicide and Mental Ill-Health), Honorary President of the Estonian-Swedish Suicidological Institute in Tallinn and Director of the WHO Lead Collaborating Centre of Mental Health Problems and Suicide Across ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:620 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.1 inPublished:April 23, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I - Suicide in a Religious and Cross-cultural Perspective1. Camilla Wasserman: Suicide: considering religion and culture2. HM van Praag: The role of religion in suicide prevention3. Wu Fei: Cultural and religious traditions in China: the influence of Confucianism on suicide prevention4. Lakshmi Vijayakumar: Hindu religion and suicide in India5. Somparn Promta and Prakarn Thomyangkoon: A Buddhist perspective on suicide6. Yoshihiro Kaneko, Akiko Yamasaki and Kiminori Arai: The Shinto religion and suicide in Japan7. Israel Orbach and Aron Rabinowitz: Suicide in the Jewish scriptures8. Ahmed Okasha and Tarek Okasha: Suicide and Islam9. Nils Rettersol and Oivind Ekeberg: Christianity and suicide10. Lourens Schlebusch, Stephanie Burrows and Naseema Vawda: Suicide prevention and religious traditions on the African continent11. Emilio Ovuga and Jed Boardman: The role of religion in suicide prevention work in Uganda12. Gaspar Baquedano: Maya religion and traditions: influencing suicide prevention in contemporary MexicoPart II - The Magnitude and Implication of Suicide13. Jose Bertolote and Danuta Wasserman: Development of definitions of suicidal behaviors: from suicidal thoughts to completed suicides14. Jose Bertolote and Alexandra Fleischmann: A global perspective on the magnitude of suicide mortality15. Jose Bertolote, Alexandra Fleischmann, Diego De Leo and Danuta Wasserman: Suicidal thoughts, suicidal plans and attempts in the general population on different continents16. Suicide attempts in the general population and in clinical settings on the five continents: epidemiological and clinical aspects16a. Lourens Schlebusch and Stephanie Burrows: Suicide attempts in Africa16b. Guo-Xin Jiang and Qi Cheng: Suicide attempts in Asia16c. Neury J Botega and Sabrina Stefanello: Suicide attempts in South and Central America16d. Morton Silverman: Suicide attempts in North America16e. Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz and Armin Schmidtke: Suicide attempts in Europe16f. Jane Pirkis, Annette Beautrais and Tony Durkee: Suicide attempts in New Zealand and Australia17. David Lester: Extended suicidePart III - Theories of Suicidal Behaviour18. Ilkka Makinen: Social theories of suicide19. Elsa Ronningstam, John Maltsberger and Igor Weinberg: Psychoanalytic theories of suicide: historical overview and empirical evidence20. David Rudd, David Trotter and Ben Williams: Psychological theories of suicidal behaviour21. Danuta Wasserman, Marcus Sokolowski, Jerzy Wasserman and Dan Rujescu: Neurobiology and genetics of suicide22. Alec Roy and Marco Sarchiapone: Interaction of hereditary and environmental factors in the psychiatric disorders associated with suicidal behavioursPart IV - Political Determinants of Suicide23. Airi Varnik and Alexander Mohovikov: Suicide during transition in the former Soviet Republics24. Xiao Shuiyuan: Suicide study and suicide prevention in mainland China25. Danuta Wasserman: Suicide and attempted suicide among indigenous people26. David Lester: Suicide during war and genocidePart V - Social and Economical Determinants of Suicide27. Ilkka Makinen and Danuta Wasserman: Labour market, work environment and suicide28. Menakshi Sharma and Dinesh Bhugra: Suicide among migrants29. Sylvia Sara Canetto: Prevention of suicidal behaviour in females: opportunities and obstacles30. Wolfgang Rutz and Zoltan Rihmer: Suicide in men: suicide prevention for the 'male person'31. Vsevelod Rozanov, Lars Mehlum and R Stiliha: Suicide in military settings, combats and veterans32. Ad Kerkhof and Eric Blaauw: Suicide in prisons and remand centres: screening and preventionPart VI - Psychiatric and Somatic Determinants of Suicide33. Jouko Lonnqvist: Major psychiatric disorders in suicide and suicide attempters34. Barbara Stanley and Jennifer Jones: Risk for suicidal behaviour in personality disorders35. Elsebeth Stenager and Egon Stenager: Somatic diseases and suicidal behaviourPart VII - Suicide Risk AssessmentPsychometric measures36. Per Bech and S Awata: Measurement of suicidal behaviour with psychometric scales37. Alexandra Fleischmann, Jose Bertolote, Diego De Leo and Danuta Wasserman: Instruments used in SUPRE-MISS - the WHO Multisite Interventions Study on Suicidal BehavioursClinical measures38. March Schechter and John Maltsberger: The clinical interview as a method in suicide risk assessment39. Herbert Hendin: Recognizing a suicide crisis in psychiatric patientsBiological measures40. John Mann and Dianne Currier: Biological predictors of suicidal behaviour in mood disorders41. Maria Oquendo, Tresha Gibbs and Ramin Parsey: Neuroimaging of suicidal behaviour: where does the field stand?42. Lars-Hakan Thorell: Electrodermal hyporeactivity and suicide risk43. Victoria Arango, Helene Bach-Mizrachi, Mark D Underwood and John Mann: Post-mortem studies of serotonin in suicidePart VIII - Cost of Suicide and Prevention Strategies44. David McDaid: An economic perspective on suicide across the five continents45. Danuta Wasserman and Elizabeth Martensson: World Health Organization and European Union policy actions, responsibilities and solutions in preventing suicide46. Martin Andersson and Rachel Jenkins: The role of the state and legislations in suicide prevention - the five continents perspective47. Danuta Wasserman and Tony Durkee: Strategies in suicide preventionPart IX - Health Care Strategies: Treatment of Suicidal Adults48. John Maltsberger and Mark J Goldblatt: Countertransference in the treatment of suicidal patients49. Hans-Jurgen Moller: Pharmacological and biological treatments of suicidal individuals50. Jan Fawcett: Severe anxiety and agitation as treatment modifiable risk factors for suicide51. Jan Beskow, Paul Salkovskis and Astrid Palm Beskow: Cognitive treatment of suicidal adults52. Barbara Stanley and Beth S Brodsky: Dialectical behaviour therapy for suicidal individuals: the international perspective53. David M Rudd: The psychological and behavioural treatment of suicidal behaviour: what are the common elements of treatments that work?54. Edward J Dunne: Family psychoeducation with suicide attempters55. Thomas Bronisch: The role of paintings in suicide treatment and preventionPart X - Health Care Strategies: Treatment Settings for Adults56. Madelyn Gould and John Kalafat: Crisis hotlines57. Zoltan Rihmer and Wolfgang Rutz: Treatment of attempted suicide and suicidality in primary care58. Lars Mehlum: Treatment of suicide attempts and suicidality in psychiatric care59. Lil Traskman-Bendz and Charlotta Sunnqvist: A specialized in-patient unit for suicidal patients: advantages and disadvantages60. Herbert Hendin: Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia: a medical and psychological perspectivePart XI - Public Health Strategies: Awareness and Education61. Ulrich Hegerl, Sandra Dietrich, Tim Pfeiffer-Gerschel, Lisa Wittenburg and David Althaus: Education and awareness prgrams for adults: selected and multilevel approaches in suicide prevention62. Christina Hoven, Sam Tyano and Donald Mandell: Community mental health in youth and suicide awareness: exposing dark secrets - what must be told63. David Titelman and Danuta Wasserman: Suicide prevention by education and the moulding of attitudes64. Michael Westerlund, Sylvia Schaller and Armin Schmidtke: The role of mass-media reporting and suicide prevention65. Michael Westerlund and Danuta Wasserman: The role of the internet in suicide prevention66. Gerard Camy: Representations of suicide in cinemaPart XII - Public Health Strategies: Early Detection and Health Promotion67. Andrej Marusic: Early detection of mental ill-health, harmful stress and suicidal behaviours68. Madelyn Gould: The role of schools, colleges and universities in suicide preventionPart XIII - Public Health Strategies: Controlling the Access to Means of Suicide69. Annette Beautrais and Sheree Gibb: Protecting bridges and high buildings in suicide prevention70. Ying-Yeh Chen and S F Yip: Prevention of suicide by jumping: experiences from Taipei City (Taiwan), Hong Kong and Singapore71. Antoon Leenaars, David Lester, Gaspar Baquedano, Chris Cantor, John Connolly, Emilio Ovuga, Silvia Pelaez Remigio and Lakshmi Vijayakumar: Restriction of access to drugs and medications in suicide prevention72. Antoon Leenaars: Gun availability and control in suicide prevention73. Michael Phillips and David Gunnell: Restriction of access to pesticide in suicide prevention74. Karl-Heinz Ladwig, Esther Ruf, Jens Baumert and Natalia Erazo: Prevention of metropolitan and railway suicide75. Paul Yip: Prevention of suicide due to charcoal burning76. Danuta Wasserman and Gergo Hadlaczky: Restriction of alcohol in suicide preventionPart XIV - Survivors of Suicide Loss77. Edward J Dunne and Karen Maxim-Dunne: Why suicide loss is different for the survivors78. Onja Grad: Therapists as survivors of suicide loss79. Frans Barro: How to help survivors of suicide lossPart XV - Yound People and Suicide80. Alan Apter, Cendrine Bursztein, Jose Bertolote, Alexandra Fleischmann and Danuta Wasserman: Suicide on the five continents in the young81. Israel Orbach and Maya Johan-Barak: Psychopathology and risk factors for suicide in the young: theoretical and empirical82. Robert A King: Psychodynamic and family aspects of youth suicide83. Alan Apter, Orit Krispin and Cendrine Bursztein: Psychiatric disorders in suicide and suicide attempters84. Gil Zalsman and Gal Shoval: The link between physical disabilities and suicidality in children and adolescents85. Anat Brunstein Klomek, Orit Krispin and Alan Apter: Suicidal behaviour in children and adolescents in different clinical settings86. David Brent: Effective treatments for suicidal youth: pharmacological and psychosocial approaches87. Anthony Spirito and Christianne Esposito-Smythers: Individual therapy techniques with suicidal adolescents88. Kevin Malone and Su Yin Yap: Innovative psychosocial rehabilitation of suicidal young peoplePart XVI - Elderly and Suicide89. Diego De Leo, Karolina Krysinska, Jose Bertolote, Alexandra Fleischmann and Danuta Wasserman: Suicidal behaviours on the five continents among the elderly90. Diego De Leo, Brian Draper and Karolina Krysinska: Suicidal elderly people in clinical and community settings: risk factors, treatment and suicide preventionPart XVII - Networking in Suicide Research and Prevention91. Benedetto Saraceno: The World Health Organization's role in suicide prevention92. Marco Sarchiapone, Jean Pierre Soubrier and Danuta Wasserman: The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) - section of suicidology93. Lars Mehlum: International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)94. Danuta Wasserman and John Mann: The International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR)95. Danuta Wasserman, Marco Sarchiapone and Vladimir Carli: The European Psychiatric Association (EPA) - section on suicidology and suicide prevention96. Lanny Berman: American Association of Suicidology (AAS)97. Ann P Haas, Robert Gebbia and Paula Clayton: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)98. Herbert Hendin: Suicide Prevention International (SPI)99. Karl Andriessen: The role of volunteer organizations in suicide preventionPart XVIII - Examples of how to Develop Suicide Prevention on the five ContinentsAfrica100. Lourens Schlebusch and Stephanie Burrows: South Africa101. Emilio Ovuga and Jed Boardman: UgandaAsia102. Paul Yip: Hong Kong103. Lakshmi Vijayakumar: India104. Chiaki Kawanishi and Yoshihiro Kaneko: Japan105. Murad M Khan: Pakistan106. Boon Hock: Singapore107. Huong Thi Tran: VietnamAustralia/New Zealand108. Diego De Leo: Australia109. Annette Beautrais: New ZealandEurope110. Airi Varnik and Danuta Wasserman: Estonia111. Louko Lonnqvist: Finland112. Veronique Narboni and Jean Pierre Soubrier: France113. Elmar Etzersdorfer: Germany114. Alan Apter: Israel115. Marco Sarchiapone: Italy116. Doina Cosman: Romania117. Valery Krasnov: Russia118. Gregor Henderson: Scotland119. Danuta Wasserman, Ana Nordenskjold and Inga-Lill Ramberg: Sweden120. Vsevolod Rozanov and Alexander Mohovikov: UkraineNorth America121. Gustavo Turecki: Canada122. Morton Silverman: United States of AmericaSouth America123. Paulo Alterwain, Hector basile, Daniel Frankel, Jaime Greif, Silvia Hernandez, Maria del Carmen Paparamborda: Suicide prevention in South America124. Carlos Martinez: Argentina125. Neury Botega: Brazil126. Marcello Ferrada-Noli: Chile127. Sergio Perez A Barrero: Cuba128. Rossana Pettersen and Freddy Vasquez: Peru129. Silvia Pelaez: Uruguay