Foreword, Joseph T. Coyle, M.D.
Preface, Douglas G. Jacobs, M.D.
Suicide Assessment: An Overview and Recommended Protocol (D. Jacobs, et al.).
Epidemiology of Suicide (E. Moscicki).
A Community Psychiatry Approach to Preventing Suicide (R. Dorwart & M. Ostacher).
The Psychodynamic Understanding of Suicide (J. Maltsberger).
Perturbation and Lethality: A Psychological Approach to Assessment and Intervention (E. Shneidman).
The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior (J. Mann & V. Arango).
Profiles of Completed Suicides (J. Fawcett).
Self-Mutilation (A. Favazza).
Standard Protocol for Assessing and Treating Suicidal Behaviors for Patients in Treatment (M. Linehan).
Murder Suicide: Phenomenology and Clinical Implications (M. Nock & P. Marzuk).
Excerpts from Academic Conference and Recognition of Suicidal Risks Through the Psychologic Examination (L. Havens).
Critical Points in the Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk (J. Motto).
Can Suicide Ever Be Eradicated?: A Personal Journey (P. Cantor).
Suicide and Manic-Depressive Illness: An Overview and Personal Account (K. Jamison).
Lifetime Risk of Suicide in Major Affective Disorders (D. Clark & A. Goebel-Gabbri).
Suicide and Schizophrenia (M. Tsuang, et al.).
Substance Abuse and Suicide (R. Weiss & M. Hufford).
Borderline Personality Disorder (T. Davis, et al.).
Trauma and Suicide (J. Chu).
Antisuicidal Effect of Lithium Treatment in Major Mood Disorders (R. Baldessarini & L. Tondo).
Treatment of the Suicidal Patient with Psychotropic Drugs and ECT (C. Salzman).
The Inpatient Management of Suicidality (G. Jacobson).
ECT and Suicide (E. Metzger).
Suicide in Children and Adolescents (S. Goldman & W. Beardslee).
Suicide in the Elderly (D. Steffens & D. Blazer).
Suicide-Prevention Contracts: Advantages, Disadvantages, and and Alternative Approach (M. Miller).
Guidlines for Conducting a Suicide Review (S. Stelovich).
Medical Settings and Suicide (M. Kelly, et al.).
Suicide Assessment in the Primary Care Setting (M. Miller & R. Paulsen).
Suicide, Assisted Suicide, and Euthanasia (H. Hendin).
Liability Issues and Liability Prevention in Suicide (T. Gutheil).
Appendix A: Guidelines for Identification, Assessment, and Treatment for Suicidality.
Appendix B: Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions.
About the Authors.