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The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management [NOOK Book]

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A thorough understanding of suicide, risk assessment, and treatment is a required competency for psychiatrists. At the same time, the demands of managed care make suicide assessment more difficult and more fraught with risk, magnifying the clinician's need for a comprehensive and current resource.

Surpassing the first edition in terms of structure, scope, and hands-on utility, this new edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management ...

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Overview

A thorough understanding of suicide, risk assessment, and treatment is a required competency for psychiatrists. At the same time, the demands of managed care make suicide assessment more difficult and more fraught with risk, magnifying the clinician's need for a comprehensive and current resource.

Surpassing the first edition in terms of structure, scope, and hands-on utility, this new edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management covers evaluating and treating patients: assessment, major mental disorders, treatment, treatment settings, special populations, special topics, prevention, and the aftermath of suicide. The number of chapters has been increased approximately 20%, from 28 to 34. In addition, 22 new chapter authors were recruited for the second edition, representing nearly half of the 50 authors from the first edition, to present more diverse perspectives.

The result is a larger and more substantive text, one that addresses everything today's practitioner needs to know, from the basic biological mechanisms associated with suicide to the effects of Internet harassment. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management is essential reading.

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Reviewer: Marcos Modiano-Esquenazi, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is the second edition of a book on suicide, risk assessment, and treatment.
Purpose: A principle objective of this book is to provide a thorough understanding of this area. A secondary objective is to provide information on the natural sequence of events in evaluating and treating patients.
Audience: The book is targeted mostly at clinicians (psychiatrists and mental health professionals in general).
Features: The first part of the book's eight parts covers suicide risk assessment, while the second focuses on major mental disorders. Part III encompasses treatment modalities (pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy and ECT) and part IV covers treatment settings such as inpatient versus outpatient. Special populations are examined in part V. In part VI, the authors cover special topics such as the neurobiology of suicide and suicide and the Internet. Part VII discusses the important topic of prevention, and the final part touches on the aftermath of suicide. Throughout the book, figures and tables summarize content and make the topics more understandable. Chapters cover topics that are important for psychiatrists, such as the management of suicidal patients who belong to special populations (elderly patients, children, and adolescents) as well as current information on pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for suicidal patients. At the end of each chapter there is a summary with key clinical concepts. The references are up to date and include current literature.
Assessment: This is a valuable addition to the psychiatric literature, helping clinicians understand, assess, and treat suicide. The book is well written and provides good, current information about suicide and its prevention.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585629671
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 770
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Robert I. Simon, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Psychiatry and Law at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is Joe P. Tupin Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California; Medical Director of the Sacramento County Mental Health Services in Sacramento, California; and Editor-in-Chief of American Psychiatric Publishing.

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Part I: Suicide Risk Assessment. Suicide risk assessment: gateway to treatment and management. The interpersonal art of suicide assessment: interviewing techniques for uncovering suicide intent, ideation, and actions. The clinical risk assessment interview. Cultural competence in suicide risk assessment. Psychological testing in suicide risk management. Part II: Major Mental Disorders. Depressive disorders. Anxiety disorders. Substance-related disorders. Bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia. Personality disorders. Part III: Treatment. Psychopharmacotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy. Cognitive therapy for suicide prevention. Psychodynamic treatment. Split treatment: coming of age. Part IV: Treatment Settings. Emergency services. Outpatient treatment. Inpatient psychiatric treatment. Patient safety and freedom of movement: coping with uncertainty. Part V: Special Populations. Children, adolescents, and college students. The elderly. Suicide prevention in jails and prisons. Clinical management of suicide risk with military and veteran personnel. Suicide and gender. Part VI: Special Topics. Neurobiology of suicidal behavior. Combined murder-suicide. Suicide and the internet. Patient suicide and litigation. Therapeutic risk management of the suicidal patient. Part VII: Prevention. Suicide prevention by lethal means restrictions. Suicide prevention programs. Suicide research: knowledge gaps and opportunities. Part VIII: Aftermath of Suicide and the Psychiatrist. Psychiatrist reactions to patient suicide. Aftermath of suicide: the clinician's role. Appendix 1: case scenario questions for self-study. Appendix 2: answer guide to case scenario questions for self-study. Index.

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