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Title Assessment and prediction of suicide / edited by Ronald W. Maris ... [and others]
Published New York : Guilford Press, [1992]
New York : Guilford Press, c1992


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Description xxii, 697 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Includes bibliographies and index
Summary Suicide, currently the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, represents an enormous challenge to health care professionals. Bridging the gap between clinical work and scientific research, this book provides help for those who are at risk for suicide by equipping professionals with tools and knowledge to identify and understand them. Assessment and Prediction of Suicide is a comprehensive reference volume that includes contributions from today's top suicide experts. It presents an up-to-date, authoritative statement of the current knowledge in the field. Wide-ranging in scope, with 32 chapters expressing a variety of ideas and approaches, it covers concepts and theories, methods and quantification (including suicide prediction scales and psychological testing), in-depth case histories, specific single predictors applied to the case histories, and comorbidity. In addition, the book includes special topics such as jail suicides, school suicide prevention programs, economic and social factors, biology of suicide, hospital and clinic suicides, aggression, methods of suicide, suicide notes and ideation, the media, religion, life stress, and statistics of prediction. A unique feature of this volume is the integration of five common case studies. Each of the authors discusses them with respect to assessment and prediction of outcome, revealing how clinician and scientist, respectively, attempt to analyze a suicide problem. The actual outcome of the cases is presented in the final chapter, along with a proposed integration of single predictors and a discussion of interaction effects. This unprecedented book will be an invaluable resource for both clinicians and researchers in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social work, sociology, public health, and forensics. Physicians, educators, nurses, lawyers, police officers, and all those whose work includes suicide prevention will find it instructive. Assessment and Prediction of Suicide also serves as an ideal text for upper-level students in these areas
Analysis Suicide Prevention
Suicide Risk factors
Notes "An official publication of the American Association of Suicidology."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Suicide -- Prevention.
Suicide -- Risk factors.
Risk Factors.
Suicide -- prevention & control.
Author Maris, Ronald W.
American Association of Suicidology.
LC no. 91035408
ISBN 0898627915