Dr Hawton gives a straightforward account of what is known about suicidal behaviour among children and adolescents, including its treatment and prevention. His data on suicidal trends and epidemiology comes from the US, the UK and Australia. He looks at possible causes, motives, precipitants, and the personal and interpersonal consequences of suicide attempts.
Table of Contents
IntroductionEpidemiology and Nature of Suicide in Children and AdolescentsCauses of SuicideAftermath of Child and Adolescent SuicideEpidemiology and Nature of Attempted SuicideContributory Factors in Attempted SuicideMotivational Aspects of Suicidal BehaviorManagement of Children and Adolescents Following Suicide AttemptsOutcome Following Attempted SuicidePrevention of Child and Adolescent Suicidal BehaviorConcluding Comments