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Suicide Prevention : A Holistic Approach - Diego De Leo

Suicide Prevention

A Holistic Approach

By: Diego De Leo (Editor), Armin Schmidtke (Editor), Rene F. W. Diekstra (Editor)

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Suicide Prevention: A Holistic Approach contains the selected and edited papers that were presented during the congress Suicide, Disease, Disadvantage, A Holistic Approach, organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, which was held in June 1995, in Venice.
Suicide prevention is still sadly neglected by governments and public health authorities, despite the fact that in several Western countries suicide has become the primary cause of death among younger age groups. The selected papers express the need for a holistic viewpoint in suicide management. The subjects range from parasuicide to the role of the media, from the special type of psychotherapeutic approach required to the most recent guidelines in pharmacological treatment, from a homage to the memory of Erwin Ringel to the presentation of specific national prevention schemes.
The book will be of interest to public health workers, doctors, psychologists and social workers, as well as voluntary staff and their organizations, and to all those who make suicide prevention one of their primary interests.

Preface
Reflections on the State of Suicidologyp. 1
Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts: The Role of Comorbidity with Depression, Anxiety Disorders, and Substance-use Disorderp. 15
Depression, Hopelessness and Suicide Intent in Attempted Suicide: A Hospital-based Study of 201 Patientsp. 27
Suicide Attempters who Attribute their Problems to Interpersonal Difficultiesp. 37
Suicide among Psychiatric Hospital Inpatientsp. 45
Twin Research Perspective on Suicide and Suicidal Attemptsp. 53
The WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Parasuicide: State of the Art and Future Directionsp. 63
Suicide and Suicide Attempt Rates in Europe, 1989-1993: Rates, Changes and Epidemiological Results of the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Parasuicidep. 67
Relevance of Diagnostic Setting in Predicting the Outcome of Suicide Attemptersp. 81
Gender Differences in Adolescent Suicidep. 93
The Suicidal Process in Young Suicidesp. 105
Childhood Conceptions of Death and Suicide: Empirical Investigations and Implications for Suicide Preventionp. 111
What do we Know about Media Effects on Imitation of Suicidal Behaviour: State of the Artp. 121
The Aftermath of Kurt Cobain's Suicidep. 139
Media Reports on Suicide in Hungary, Austria, Germany and Lithuania in 1981 and 1991. Reflection, Mediation and Changes of Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Suicide in the Mass Mediap. 145
Shame and Guilt in Suicide and Survivorsp. 157
Shame - The Unbearable Legacy of Suicidep. 163
The Erwin Ringel Memorial Lecture: On Suicide and Mental Illness: How Right was Ringel?p. 167
A Critical Evaluation of Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Depression and in Suicide Preventionp. 173
Applications of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Suicide Preventionp. 185
Pharmacological Treatment of Suicidal Behaviorp. 199
Risk Factors for Non-Compliance with Outpatient Aftercare: Implications for the Management of Attempted Suicide Patientsp. 211
Implementation of the Suicide Prevention Strategy in Finland: First Follow-upp. 219
Venlang: The Swedish National Programme for Suicide Preventionp. 225
England's Policy on Severe Mental Illnessp. 235
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792344681
ISBN-10: 0792344685
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: 31st March 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.57