Essential Papers on Suicide / Edition 1

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Why do people take their own lives? How can clinicians best plan and carry out intelligent treatment of desperate patients who are giving up on themselves?

Suicide, its motivations, characteristics, and psychology are explicated in these papers by the most experienced and renowned experts on the subject. A definitive volume, Essential Papers on Suicide features the work of Ernest Jones; Kate Friedlander; George Murphy, R. H. Wilkinson, S. Gassner, and J. Kayes; Joseph C. Sabbath; Robert E. Litman; Milton Rosenbaum; Charles Swearingen; Avery D. Weisman; Mervin Glasser, Egl Laufer, Moses Laufer and Myer Wohl; Donald A. Schwartz, Don E. Flinn and Paul F. Slawson; Aaron T. Beck, Maria Kovacs and Arlene Weissman; Marie sberg, Lil Traskman and Peter Thoren; Stuart Asch; John T. Maltsberger; Alex D. Pokorny; Erna Furman; Cynthia R. Pfeffer, Robert Plutchik, Mark S. Mizruchi and Robert Lipkins; Myrna M. Weissman, Gerald L. Klerman, Jeffrey S. Markowitz and R. Oullette; Jan Fawcett, William A. Scheftner, Louis Fogg, David C. Clark, Michael A. Young, Don Hedeker, and Robert Gibbons, among others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814755501
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1996
  • Series: Essential Papers on Psychoanalysis Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 823,753
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Meet the Author

John T. Maltsberger, M.D., is a Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Mark J. Goldblatt, M.D. is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 "On 'Dying Together'" and "An Unusual Case of 'Dying Together'" 9
2 Psychoanalytic Aspects of Suicide 20
3 Differential Diagnostic Types of Suicide 36
4 Considerations on Suicide, with Particular Reference to That of the Young 62
5 Some Aspects of Suicide 83
6 On the "Longing to Die" 93
7 Suicide as Wish Fulfillment 104
8 Dream and Suicide 118
9 The Fantasy of Being Rescued in Suicide 131
10 Some Clinical Considerations in the Prevention of Suicide Based on a Study of One Hundred and Thirty-Four Successful Suicides 142
11 The Anatomy of a Suicide 160
12 Suicidal Impulse in Depression and Paranoia 173
13 The Suicidal Adolescent - The Expendable Child 185
14 Sigmund Freud on Suicide 200
15 A Clinical Study of the Role of Hostility and Death Wishes by the Family and Society in Suicidal Attempts 221
16 Bondage and Suicide 243
17 Attempted Suicide and Self-Mutilation in Adolescence: Some Observations from a Psychoanalytic Research Project 259
18 Countertransference Hate in the Treatment of Suicidal Patients 269
19 The Influence of Suggestion on Suicide: Substantive and Theoretical Implications of the Werther Effect 290
20 Treatment of the Suicidal Character 314
21 Hopelessness and Suicidal Behavior 331
22 5-HIAA in the Cerebrospinal Fluid: A Biochemical Suicide Predictor? 342
23 Aloneness and Borderline Psychopathology: The Possible Relevance of Child Development Issues 356
24 Suicide, and the Hidden Executioner 379
25 The Devices of Suicide: Revenge, Riddance, and Rebirth 397
26 Psychotherapy with Suicidal Patients 417
27 Psychotherapy and Suicide 427
28 Suicide in Chronic Schizophrenia 442
29 The Abandoned Therapist 457
30 Psychotherapeutic Considerations in the Management of the Suicidal Patient 463
31 Prediction of Suicide in Psychiatric Patients: Report of a Prospective Study 480
32 Some Difficulties in Assessing Depression and Suicide in Childhood 508
33 Attempted Suicide in Adolescence: The Suicide Sequence 524
34 Family History of Suicide 549
35 Suicidal Behavior in Child Psychiatric Inpatients and Outpatients and in Nonpatients 562
36 Suicide Danger: Clinical Estimation and Decision 574
37 Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts in Panic Disorder and Attacks 584
38 Time-Related Predictors of Suicide in Major Affective Disorder 599
39 Psychodynamics of Suicide, with Particular Reference to the Young 612
40 Suicide as Psychache 633
Index 639
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