The authors discuss risk factors for self-harm, including depression, substance abuse and antisocial behaviour, and critically examine key screening instruments that can be used to assess risk. They describe how suicidal behaviour can be managed and prevented, and look at the effectiveness of aftercare treatment for those who self-harm.
1. Introduction -- 2. The Prevalence of Suicidal Behaviour in Adolescence -- 3. Risk Factors for Adolescent Suicidal Behaviour -- 4. Identifying at-risk Adolescents -- 5. Services for Adolescents -- 6. The Outcome of Suicidal Behaviour in Adolescence -- 7. Managing Adolescent Suicidal Behaviour -- 8. Preventing Adolescent Suicidal Behaviour -- 9. Future Prospects -- Messages to take away -- Future research -- Further Information -- References -- Subject Index -- Author Index -- Appendix -- Searching the Literature -- Criteria for considering papers -- Quality of research -- Criteria for Considering Papers for Critical Appraisal.
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 15th June 2004
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers