The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury

Hardcover | May 13, 2014

EditorMatthew K. Nock

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Suicide is a perplexing human behavior that remains among the leading causes of death worldwide, responsible for more deaths each year than all wars, genocide, and homicide combined. Although suicide and other forms of self-injury have baffled scholars and clinicians for thousands of years,the past few decades have brought significant leaps in our understanding of these behaviors. This volume provides a comprehensive summary of the most important and exciting advances in our understanding of suicide and self-injury and our ability to predict and prevent it. Comprised of a formidable who's who in the field, the handbook covers the full spectrum of topics in suicide andself-injury across the lifespan, including the classification of different self-injurious behaviors, epidemiology, assessment techniques, and intervention. Chapters probe relevant issues in our society surrounding suicide, including assisted suicide and euthanasia, suicide terrorism, overlap betweensuicidal behavior and interpersonal violence, ethical considerations for suicide researchers, and current knowledge on survivors of suicide. The most comprehensive handbook on suicide and self-injury to date, this volume is a must-read text for graduate students, fellows, academic and research psychologists, and other researchers working in the brain and behavioral sciences.

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Suicide is a perplexing human behavior that remains among the leading causes of death worldwide, responsible for more deaths each year than all wars, genocide, and homicide combined. Although suicide and other forms of self-injury have baffled scholars and clinicians for thousands of years,the past few decades have brought significant ...

Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195388565

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Table of Contents

1. Matthew K. Nock: Introduction to the HandbookPart One: Classification of Self-Injurious Behaviors2. Kelly Posner, Beth Brodsky, Kseniya Yershova, Jacqueline Buchanan, and John Mann: The Classification of Suicidal Behavior3. Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp: Distinguishing between Suicidal and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury4. Jill M. Hooley and Sarah St. Germain: Should We Expand the Conceptualization of Self-Injurious Behavior? Rationale, Review, and RecommendationsPart Two: Phenomenology and Epidemiology5. Christianne Esposito-Smythers, Julie Weismoore, Rupa P. Zimmermann, and Anthony Spirito: Suicidal Behaviors among Children and Adolescents6. Eve K. Moscicki: Suicidal Behaviors Among Adults7. Paul R. Duberstein and Marnin J. Heisel: Person-Centered Prevention of Suicide Among Older Adults8. Janis Whitlock and Matthew Selekman: Non-suicidal Self-injury across the LifespanPart Three: Approaches to Understanding Self-Injurious Behaviors9. Laura M. Fiori, Carl Ernst, and Gustavo Turecki: Genetic and Neurobiological Approaches to Understanding Suicidal Behaviors10. Sheila E. Crowell, Christina M. Derbidge, and Theodore P. Beauchaine: Developmental Approaches to Understanding Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behaviors11. Nicole Heilbron, Joseph C. Franklin, John D. Guerry, and Mitchell J. Prinstein: Social and Ecological Approaches to Suicidal Behaviors and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)12. Amy Wenzel and Megan Spokas: Cognitive and Information Processing Approaches to Understanding Suicidal Behaviors13. Mark J. Goldblatt: Psychodynamics of Suicide14. Regina M. Sherman, Barbara D'Orio, Miesha N. Rhodes, Stephanie Gantt, and Nadine J. Kaslow: Racial/Ethnic, Spiritual/Religious, and Sexual Orientation Influences on Suicidal Behaviors15. Edward A. Selby, Thomas E. Joiner Jr., and Jessica D. Ribeiro: Comprehensive Theories of Suicidal Behaviors16. Colleen M. Jacobson and Kristen Batejan: Comprehensive Theoretical Models of NSSIPart Four: Assessment17. M. David Rudd: Core Competencies, Warning Signs, and a Framework for Suicide Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice18. E. David Klonsky and Stephen P. Lewis: Assessment of Non-Suicidal Self-InjuryPart Five: Prevention and Intervention19. Jose M. Bertolote: Prevention of Suicidal Behaviors20. Erin F. Ward-Ciesielski and Marsha M. Linehan: Psychological Treatment of Suicidal Behaviors21. Jan Fawcett and Katie A. Busch: The Pharmacologic Treatment of Suicidal Patients22. Nancy L. Heath, Jessica R. Toste, and Shannon-Dell MacPhee: Prevention of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury23. Barbara Stanley, Virginia Fineran, and Beth Brodsky: Psychological Treatments for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury24. Paul L. Plener and Gerhard Libal: Pharmacologic Treatment of NSSIPart Six: Special Issues25. Marc Hillbrand: Overlap between Suicidal Behavior and Interpersonal Violence26. Suicide Terrorism27. Agnes van der Heide: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia28. Holly Parker: Survivors of Suicide29. Matthew K. Nock: Conclusion to the Handbook