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Approximately 1 million people commit suicide per year world-wide and approximately 10 million people attempt suicide per year. Suicide is a major public health problem throughout the world, and one for which major efforts are being made to help reduce these numbers. However, suicide is the result of complex interactions between a range of factors, including psychological, cultural, biological, and social. Any approach to treating the problem of suicide has to consider all these factors. The Oxford Textbook of Suicidology is the most comprehensive textbook of suicidology and suicide prevention that has ever been published. It is written by world-leading specialists, and describes all aspects of suicidal behavior and suicide prevention. It presents an overview of research within disciplines covering all factors, including psychological, cultural, biological, and sociological. The book provides up-to-date information on different kinds of risk and protective factors, epidemiology, theories on suicidal behaviours, and public health and healthcare preventative approaches. Throughout the book, different approaches to suicide prevention and evidence-based examples are presented, as well as descriptions of different organizations deisigned to prevent suicide. This book will be a key source of reference for both researchers and professionals working in the areas of suicidology and suicide prevention.
Posted January 26, 2010
This is a thorough review of suicidality. It is well-referenced. However, the approach is global, and I was looking for a narrower approach. Also the focus is more on intent then actual suicide. But still an excellent reference for the researcher.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.