Suicide Prevention

Paperback | June 17, 2013

byRobert D. Goldney

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Suicide claims approximately one million lives worldwide each year, but it is increasingly recognized that there are ways in which some of this loss of life can be prevented. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library, the second edition of Suicide Prevention places suicide in an historical andcontemporaneous context, noting how interpretations of its causes and prevention have changed over the years. This comprehensive but concise pocketbook provides healthcare professionals with an appreciation of the subtle relationship between illness and biological factors, and their interaction withsociety. The text covers the methodological challenges of demonstrating the effectiveness of intervention due to the low base rate of suicide, and summarizes the latest innovative research, giving practitioners a firm knowledge base in a range of management options which can confidently be utilised for thosewho are suicidal. Suicide Prevention focuses both on the individual, where specific non-pharmacological as well as medication treatments can be utilised, and on the broader community approaches which can be pursued, ensuring that this practical text is relevant to a broad range of professionalsworking in the field of suicide prevention.

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Suicide claims approximately one million lives worldwide each year, but it is increasingly recognized that there are ways in which some of this loss of life can be prevented. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library, the second edition of Suicide Prevention places suicide in an historical andcontemporaneous context, noting how interpretat...

Professor Goldney has had over 40 years experience managing suicidal people and has been President of both the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the International Academy of Suicide Research. He has been the recipient of the Stengel Medal of the IASP for suicide research, and the Louis Dublin Award of the Amer...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:June 17, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199677581

ISBN - 13:9780199677580

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Table of Contents

1. Historical review2. Definitions3. Epidemiology4. Contributing factors to suicide5. Mental disorders and the biological substrate of suicide6. Psychosocial influences on suicidal behaviour7. An evidence-based management approach8. Initial assessment and management9. Non-pharmacological approaches10. Pharmacological approaches11. Broad suicide prevention initiatives12. Bereavement after suicide13. Frequently asked questions14. Conclusion15. Clinical examples16. Useful links