Assessment and Prediction of Suicide

Assessment and Prediction of Suicide

by Ronald W. Maris
     
 


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.

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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

• Comorbidity
 

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"This landmark volume provides a remarkably comprehensive reference source for both clinicians and researchers and it will undoubtedly become a definitive text in the field....In this truly monumental work of scholarship and readability, the editors clearly achieve their objective of describing the current state if the art of suicide assessment and prediction. I strongly recommend it to every professional involved in suicide intervention and research." --Margaret C. Kiely, Ph.D. in Readings
Contemporary Psychology

"Comprehensive, well-organized, and thoughtful...."--Contemporary Psychology
Depression

"Both the clinician and researcher will find it fascinating and a leading work in this field."--Depression
Threatening Behavior

"A creative and well edited volume with 45 stellar contributors....Clinicians, researchers, and scholars as well as those in health policy and the legal profession interested in improving quality of care and establishing standards of practice will find this volume comprehensive, useful, readable, and timely.-Suicide and Life"--Threatening Behavior
Omega (Journal of Death and Dying)

"I am impressed not only by the almost uniform excellence of the various chapters, but by the guiding hands of its editors, clearly seen in the overall organization and in the individual chapters. "--Omega (Journal of Death and Dying)
Booknews
Covers concepts and theories, methods and quantification, specific single predictors, and comorbidity. Topics include jail suicides, methods, suicide notes and ideation, hospital and clinical suicides, school prevention programs, and socioeconomic factors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898627916
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/27/1992
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.75(d)

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