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Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention / Edition 1

Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9780787943035
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Series: Health and Psychology Series
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 7.19(w) x 9.37(h) x 2.13(d)

About the Author

DOUGLAS G. JACOBS M.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and executive director of the nonprofit National Mental Illness Screening Project. He has edited two textbooks on suicide, Suicide: Understanding and Responding and Suicide and Clinical Practice.

Table of Contents

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 Assessmentand 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 forPatients in Treatment (M. Linehan).

Murder Suicide: Phenomenology and Clinical Implications (M. Nock& P. Marzuk).

Excerpts from Academic Conference and Recognition of Suicidal RisksThrough 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 PersonalAccount (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 andAlternative 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, andTreatment for Suicidality.

Appendix B: Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard MedicalInstitutions.


About the Authors.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"The Harvard Guide puts the best and the brightest of consulting suicidologists on the practicing clinician's bookshelf, . . . . must-read." (Lanny Berman, executive director, American Association of Suicidology)

"[This book] presents the most up-to-date material and combines this framework with practical suggestions for the clinician. This is sure to become a classic." (Alan F. Schatzberg, Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor and chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine)

"The threat of suicide is riveting; its reality is devastating; it is our life-or-death clinical challenge. This volume is the singularly comprehensive, authoritative, definitive, and useful text on suicide. We are now strengthened for our work." (Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School)

"For the clinician needing help with a suicidal patient-this is your book. For the student or researcher seeking the state of the art on suicide-this is your book." (Robert M. A. Hirschfeld, Titus Harris Distinguished Professor and chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston)

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