Prevention and Treatment of Suicidal Behaviour:: From science to practice

Paperback | September 30, 2005

EditorKeith Hawton

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Worldwide, at least 1 million people die by suicide each year and many millions more attempt suicide. However, suicide has been increasingly recognised as a preventable problem in many cases. Because of this, and the rising rates of suicide in young people, many countries have establishednational suicide prevention strategies. These include the United Kingdom, the USA, Scandinavian countries, other countries in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. There is also increasing emphasis on the treatment of suicidal people and those who have made suicide attempts. In order to be effective itis imperative that strategies for treatment and prevention are based on sound scientific evidence.In this book leading figures from psychiatry, psychology, epidemiology, public health, and social medicine bring together the research evidence concerning the key elements in suicide prevention and treatment of suicidal behaviour and translate it into implications for practical action. This includessocial and public health policy as well as clinical practice. The book draws together the evidence relevant to treatment and prevention, and uses this in order to highlight the most effective approaches. The range of initiatives covered is wide, reflecting the complex nature of suicide and hence theneed for a range of approaches. This book will be an essential source for anyone concerned with the design and implementation of effective suicide prevention strategies, including clinicians working with individual patients, strategic policy makers, and researchers.

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Worldwide, at least 1 million people die by suicide each year and many millions more attempt suicide. However, suicide has been increasingly recognised as a preventable problem in many cases. Because of this, and the rising rates of suicide in young people, many countries have establishednational suicide prevention strategies. These in...

Professor Keith Hawton DSc is the recipient of: 1995 Stengel Reseach Award by the International Association for Suicide Prevention 2001 Dublin Research Award by the American Association for Suicidology 2002 Research Award of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.88 inPublished:September 30, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Keith Hawton: Introduction and overview2. Ping Qin, Esben Agerbo and Preben Bo Mortensen: Factors contributing to suicide: the epidemiological evidence from large-scale registers3. David Gunnell: Time trends and geographic differences in suicide: implications for prevention4. Stephen Platt, Stephen Pavis, Michael Sharpe and Fiona O'May: Contextual effects in suicidal behaviour: evidence, exploration and implications5. J Mark G Williams, Catherine Crane, Thorsten Barnhofer and Danielle Duggan: Psychology and suicidal behaviour: elaborating the entrapment model6. Kees van Heeringen: Psychobiological approaches to the predisposition to suicidal behaviour: implications for treatment and prevention7. Andrej Marusic and Peter McGuffin: Interplay of genes and environment as contributory factors to suicidal behaviour8. Lars Mehlum: Traumatic stress and suicidal behaviour: an important target for treatment and prevention9. Louis Appleby, Nicola Swinson and Navneet Kapur: Making mental health services safer10. Robert D Goldney: Risk factors for suicidal behaviour: translating knowledge into practice11. Kay Jamison and Keith Hawton: The burden of suicide and clinical suggestions for prevention12. Keith Hawton: Psychosocial treatments following attempted suicide: evidence to inform clinical practice13. Yeates Conwell and Paul Duberstein: Suicide in older people: determinants of risk and opportunities for prevention14. Herman M van Praag: The resistance of suicide: why have antidepressants not reduced suicide rates?15. Ingeborg Rossow: Substance use and suicidal behaviour: associations and implications for prevention16. Keith Hawton: Restriction of access to methods of suicide as a means of suicide prevention17. Keith Hawton and Kathryn Williams: Media influences on suicidal behaviour: evidence and prevention18. Jo Paton and Rachel Jenkins: Suicide and suicide attempts in prisons19. Lakshmi Vijayakumar and Simon Armson: Volunteer perspectives on suicide prevention20. Onja Grad: Suicide survivorship: an unknown journey from loss to gain - from individual to global perspectives

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"This is an excellent resource for anyone who deals with suicide...I highly recommend this book."--Doody's .,."this resourceful, well-written and fascinating book with exhaustively researched and informative references that invite for further reading, can be highly recommended. It will be valuable to both novices and veterans in the field of suicidal behaviours and has certainly achieved its stated objectives."--Psychological Medicine