The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide

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9780471983675: The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide

Recent research in the area of suicidology has provided significant new insights in the epidemiological,psychopathological,and biological characteristics of suicidal behaviour. The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide is the first book to bring together this expertise and translate it into practical guidelines for those responsible for policy issues and for those involved in the treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour.

Leading international authorities provide a truly comprehensive and research-based reference to understanding,treating,and preventing suicidal behaviour.They explore concepts and theories which best guide work within this field and detail key research which has supported conceptual developments,preventive interventions and clinical treatment.

"No self-respecting worker in deliberate self-harm and suicide prevention, either clinical or research, can afford to be without access to this comprehensive handbook - possession and regular use, may well become a marker of serious involvement in the subject! ...This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, informative and well-written source of information on sucide and suicidal behaviour...an invaluable work of reference which will be essential for clinicians and researchers for many years to come."
Andrew Sims, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK - British Journal of Psychiatry

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"The publication of a Handbook in a scientific or clinical discipline is probably an indication that the field has reached a certain maturity. The emergence of Hawton and van Heeringen's The International handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide, which is the first major Handbook inits field, thus represents a major step forward for suicidology. The book is a very rich and comprehensive source of information, beautifully organized and up to date over a wide range of topics within the field. It will serve as the obvious sourcebook or suicide researchers and clinicians working with suicidal patients or clients."
Marie Asberg M.D. Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
"This Handbook constitutes the most comprehensive volume on suicidal behaviour ever published. It covers the entire gamut of the biologica, sociological and psychological determinants to its ethical and legal ramifications. The chapters on prediction, treatment and prevention are particularly illuminating. This volume is a crucial source book for all professionals inpsychology involved in the study and treatment of suicidal behaviours. I highly recommend it."
Aaron T. Beck, M.D., University Professor of Psychiatry and President, The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, University of Pennsylvania, USA
"This Handbook is outstanding. It is a superb, comprehensive, and lucid account of the world's literature on suicidal behavior and will be essential reading for clinicians and researchers."
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
"I was delighted to see The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide Attempted Suicide in print. Suicide and attempted suicide are major public health problems and action to prevent them is of utmost urgency. The comprehensive review of knowledge presented in this book can be directly and immediately useful in developing relevant, evidence-based programmes of action directed to the prevention of suicide and attempted suicide."
Norman Sartorius, Professor of Psychiatry, Hopitaux
Universitaires de Geneve, and President, Association
of European Psychiatrists, Geneva, Switzerland

From the Back Cover:

Suicide and attempted suicide carry a huge human cost for individuals, their families and associates, and also very substantial costs for social and medical care services. The field continues to attract increasing interest amongst clinicians in training and in practice, aw well as amongst researchers, academics, policymakers and managers in a wide range of disciplines and professions. All will welcome this authoritative and up-to-date Handbook of current knowledge on the incidence of suicide and attempted suicide, the biological, genetic, psychological and sociological processes related to suicidal behaviour, and the practical assessment and treatment of suicidal individuals. Interventions for prevention at the local and national levels are also reviewed. The contributors include most of the internationally respected experts in the field, and this important Handbook will be seend to define this field for many years to come.

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