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Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry : Suicide in Children and Adolescents - Robert A. King

Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Suicide in Children and Adolescents

By: Robert A. King (Editor), Alan Apter (Editor)


Published: 27th October 2003
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In an epoch when rates of death and illness among the young have steadily decreased in the face of medical progress, the persistently high rates of youth suicide and suicide attempts around the world remain a tragic irony and a challenge to both our clinical practice and theoretical understanding. How can these deaths be prevented? Can they be anticipated? Are there perceptible patterns of risk and vulnerability? What role do families, gender, culture, and biology play? What are the treatments for and outcomes of suicide attempters? To address these questions, experts from around the world in all areas of psychiatry, from epidemiology, neurobiology, genetics and psychotherapy, have brought together their current findings in Suicide in Children and Adolescents.

'This book moves beyond the traditional approach of viewing suicide as a diagnostic feature of depression, personality disorder or other diagnostic category ... There are several clinically orientated chapters, which I would recommend anyone assessing potentially suicidal children to read ... each chapter provides an authoritative account of the current literature, which is generally well appraised and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has any contact with suicidal youth ...'. Psychological Medicine 'The authors have a wonderful way of making sense out of the complex interplay of biopsychosocial and psychodynamic forces that lead youth to end their lives. The topics of suicide evaluation and prevention are immensely helpful and very thorough ...'. Doody's 'Knowledge is expanding rapidly in child and adolescent psychiatry and in suicidology alike. This new book summarizes and discusses the latest development in the field.' European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The epidemiology of youth suicide
Suicide and the 'continuum of adolescent self destructiveness': is there a connection?
Adolescent attempted suicide
Familial factors in adolescent suicidal behavior
Biological factors influencing suicidal behavior in adolescents
Psychodynamic approaches to youth suicide
Cross-cultural variation in child and adolescent suicide
An idiographic approach to understanding suicide in the young
Assessing suicidal behavior in children and adolescents
Suicide prevention for adolescents
Cognitive behavioral therapy after deliberate self-harm in adolescence
Follow-up studies of child and adolescent suicide attempters
Children and adolescents bereaved by a suicidal death: implications for psychosocial outcomes and interventions
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ISBN: 9780521622264
ISBN-10: 0521622263
Series: Cambridge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 27th October 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.67