Suicide: An unnecessary death

Paperback | February 16, 2016

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Approximately one million people worldwide commit suicide each year, and at least ten times as many attempt suicide. A considerable number of these people are in contact with members of the healthcare sector, and encounters with suicidal individuals form a common part of the everyday work ofmany healthcare professionals. iSuicide: An unnecessary death/i examines the pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and psychosocial measures adopted by psychiatrists, GPs, and other health-care staff, and emphasizes the need for a clearer psychodynamic understanding of the self if patients are to besuccessfully recognized, diagnosed, and treated.Drawing on the latest research by leading international experts in the field of suicidology, this new edition provides clinicians with an accessible summary of the latest research into suicide and its prevention. The abundance of new literature can make it difficult for those whose clinical practiceinvolves daily contact with suicidal patients to devote sufficient time to penetrating the research and, accordingly, apply new findings in their clinical practice. In light of the WHO Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020, this new edition is a timely contribution to the field, and a vital and rapidoverview, that will increase awareness of suicide prevention methods.

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Approximately one million people worldwide commit suicide each year, and at least ten times as many attempt suicide. A considerable number of these people are in contact with members of the healthcare sector, and encounters with suicidal individuals form a common part of the everyday work ofmany healthcare professionals. iSuicide: An u...

Professor in Psychiatry and Suicidology at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Danuta Wasserman is the Founding Head of the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill-Health (NASP) at KI, Stockholm, Sweden since 1993. She is also the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Methods Development and Training ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I Epidemiology1. Alexandra Fleischmann: Suicide in the worldSection II Theoretical models of suicide behaviour2. Danuta Wasserman and Marcus Sokolowski: Stress-vulnerability model of suicidal behaviours3. Danuta Wasserman: The suicidal process4. J. John Mann and Victoria Arango: Neurobiology of suicide and attempted suicide5. Ilkka Henrik Makinen: Social dimensions of suicideSection III Risk groups for suicideIIIA Psychiatric disorders6. Danuta Wasserman: Depression, bipolar disorders and suicide7. Danuta Wasserman: Alcohol, other psychoactive substance use disorders and suicide8. Jan Fawcett: Anxiety and suicide9. Danuta Wasserman: Eating disorders and suicide10. Danuta Wasserman: Adjustment disorders and suicide11. Alec Roy and Maurizio Pompili: Suicide risk in schizophreniaIIIB Personality disorders12. Danuta Wasserman: Personality disorders and suicideIIIC Somatic disorders13. Jouko Lonnqvist: Physical illnesses and suicideSection IV Risk situations for suicide14. Danuta Wasserman: Negative life events and suicide15. Danuta Wasserman: Suicidal people's experiences of trauma and negative life events16. Lars Mehlum: Attempted suicide as a risk factor for suicide17. Ahmed Hankir and Dinesh Bhugra: Immigrant populations and suicide18. Marco Sarchiapone: Suicide in the Criminal Justice System19. Vsevolod A. Rozanov: Suicide in the Armed ForcesSection V Age-related suicide20. Alan Apter and Yari Gvion: Adolescent suicide and attempted suicide21. Siobhan T. O'Dwyer and Diego De Leo: Older adults and suicideSection VI Suicide Risk Assessment22. Danuta Wasserman: Suicide risk assessment23. Danuta Wasserman: The suicidal patient-doctor relationship24. Gergo Hadlackzy: Heuristics and biases in suicide risk assessment25. Per Bech, Lis R. Olsen, and Goran Hogberg: Psychometric scales in suicide risk assessment26. Danuta Wasserman: Strategies in suicide preventionSection VII Health care perspective27. Hans-Jurgen Moller: Pharmacological treatment of underlying psychiatric disorders in suicidal patients28. Megan Chesin, Andriy Yuryev, and Barbara Stanley: Psychological Treatments for Suicidal Individuals29. Wolfgang Rutz and Zoltan Rihmer: Education of general practitioners in depression and suicide prevention30. Jean-Pierre Soubrier: Collaboration between psychiatrists and other physicians31. Danuta Wasserman: The work environment for healthcare staff32. Karl Andriessen and Karolina Krysinska: A psycho-educational perspective on family involvement in suicide prevention and postventionSection VIII Public Health Perspective33. Danuta Wasserman and Airi Varnik: iPerestroika/i in the former USSR: history's most effective suicide-preventive programme for men34. Annette L. Beautrais: Controlling the environment to prevent suicide35. Vladimir Carli: Suicide prevention through the Internet36. Danuta Wasserman and Veronique Narboni: Suicide prevention in schools