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Title Suicide : guidelines for assessment, management, and treatment / edited by Bruce Bongar
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1992


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Description xx, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Foreword, S. Perlin -- 1. What do Suicides have in Common? A Summary of the Psychological Approach, E.S. Shneidman -- 2. A Review of Empirical Risk Factors for the Evaluation of the Suicidal Patient, D.C. Clark and J. Fawcett -- 3. Clinical Applications of Biological Aspects of Suicide, J. Motto -- 4. Suicidal Behavior in Children, M. Sokol and C. Pfeffer -- 5. Youth Suicide A. Berman and D.A. Jobes -- 6. Suicide in the Elderly, J. McIntosh -- 7. Psychological Testing for Potentially Suicidal Individuals, J.R. Eyman -- 8. A Structured Clinical Assessment Approach to the Determination of an Elevated Risk of Suicide in Emergency Room and Hospital Settings, R. Yufit and B. Bongar -- 9. Psychodynamic Approaches to the Assessment and Management of Suicide, C.G. Lovett and J.T. Maltsberger -- 10. Guidelines for Handling the Suicidal Patient: A Cognitive Perspective, R.J Berchick and F.W. Wright -- 11. Psychopharmacology of Suicidal Ideation and Behavior, A.E. Slaby and L.E. Dumont -- 12. The Decision to Hospitalize and Alternatives to Hospitalization, B.S. Comstock -- 13. Following a Suicide: Postvention, E.J. Dunne -- 14. Forensic Suicidology, R.W. Maris -- 15. Training and Supervisory Issues in the Assessment and Management of the Suicidal Patient, B. Bongar, J.W. Lomax, and M. Harmatz -- 16. Consultation and Risk Management in the Care of the Suicidal Patient, B. Bongar
Summary Each year almost 30,000 individuals take their own lives, making suicide the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. The data on completed suicide become all the more disturbing when one considers that completed suicides represent only a small percentage of the number of attempts; that suicide may be statistically underreported; and that the rates of suicide in many industrialized countries are increasing. Suicide has likewise been found to be the most frequently encountered emergency situation for mental health professionals, with clinicians consistently ranking work with suicidal patients as the most stressful of all clinical endeavors. Combining the clinical experience and practical recommendations of some of the world's foremost authorities on suicidal and life-threatening behaviors, Suicide: Guidelines for Assessment, Management, and Treatment is designed to fill current gaps in the training efforts of the mental health and health care professions in teaching clinicians how best to work with suicidal patients. The chapters are constructed as modules that cover a specific topic in a basic curriculum on suicidology and include workable practice guidelines that are both essential and up-to-date. Topics include theories of suicide; epidemiology of suicide; biological research; understanding child and youth suicide and suicide among the elderly; procedures for detection of high-risk factors; emergency room care; hospitalization and its alternatives; psychopharmacological treatments; psychological assessment; cognitive and psychodynamic approaches to working with suicidal patients; training and supervision of mental health professionals in the study of suicide; postvention, malpractice, and risk management; and forensic issues in suicidology. By bringing together in one landmark volume the cumulative clinical wisdom of many of the pre-eminent experts in suicidology, this book for the first time provides the practitioner and practitioner-in-training with a set of clear and useful guidelines for working with the suicidal patient in clinical practice. As such it will have broad appeal to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals, as well as to primary care physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals
Analysis Suicide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Suicidal behavior -- Diagnosis.
Suicidal behavior -- Prevention.
Suicide -- Prevention.
Suicide -- Risk factors.
Personality Assessment.
Suicide -- prevention & control.
Suicide -- psychology.
Author Bongar, Bruce Michael.
LC no. 92001065
ISBN 0195068467 (alk. paper)