Life Span Perspectives of Suicide: Time-Lines in the Suicide Process / Edition 1

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An examination of suicide from a developmental perspective, this collection of articles treats the phenomenon of suicide across the entire life span, not just in the young or elderly, as manifested in recent tendencies, and at the same time recognizes distinctive time- lines in the suicidal process. Topics include epidemiology, correlates of suicide, survivor issues, and prevention. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306436208
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Edition description: 1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction.- 1. The End of Development.- 2. A Brief Introduction to the Stages of Development.- 3. The Developmental Perspective of Suicide.- 4. The Commonalities of Suicide across the Life Span.- II. Epidemiology.- 5. Epidemiology of Suicide in the United States.- 6. Suicide across the Life Span: A Look at International Trends.- 7. Suicide at Symbolic Ages: Death on Sktaking Occasions.- III. Suicide by Time-Lines.- 8. Suicide in the School-Age Child and Adolescent.- 9. Child and Adolescent Suicide: From the Nomothetic to the Idiographic.- 10. Suicide in the Young Adult.- 11. Suicide in Middle Adulthood.- 12. Suicide and the Elderly.- IV. Correlates of Suicide.- 13. Biological Correlates of Suicide across the Life Span.- 14. Social Correlates of Suicide by Age: Media Impacts.- 15. Suicide in Different Ages from a Cross-Cultural Perspective.- V. Survivor Issues.- 16. Child and Adolescent Survivors of Suicide.- 17. Adult Survivors after Suicide: Research Problems and Needs.- VI. Preventing Suicide.- 18. Developmental Perspective on Prevention and Treatment of Suicidal Youth.- 19. The Prevention of Suicide in Adults.- VII. Concluding Remarks.- 20. A Life Span Perspective of Suicide.

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