Suicidal Behaviour in South Africa

Suicidal Behaviour in South Africa
Author: Lourens Schlebusch
Publsiher: University of Natal Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal Behaviour in South Africa Book Excerpt:

This book explores why individuals succumb to suicidal behaviour. It examines and updates current statistics that provide clues to the circumstances surrounding suicidal behaviour; questions the misconceptions associated with such behaviour; offers prevention and management solutions; and suggests further research needs.

Suicidal Behaviour

Suicidal Behaviour
Author: Updesh Kumar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN: 1317643399
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

Suicidal Behaviour: Underlying dynamics is a wide ranging collection of articles that builds upon an earlier volume by the same editor (Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of people-at-risk, 2010) and delves deeper into the dynamics of suicide by synthesizing significant psychological and interdisciplinary perspectives. The volume brings together varied conceptualizations by scholars across disciplines from around the globe, thereby adding on to the available theoretical understandings as well as providing research based inputs for practitioners in the field of suicidal behaviour. This book contains sixteen chapters divided into two broad sections. The volume opens with a discussion about the Theoretical Underpinnings of suicidal behaviour spread through the initial eight chapters that conceptualize the phenomenon from different vantage points of genetics, personality theory, cognitive and affective processes, stress and assessment theories. The second section brings in the Varied Research Evidences and Assessment Perspectives from different populations and groups. Building upon the theoretical foundations the chapters in this section discuss the nuances of dealing with suicidal behaviours among sexual minority populations, alcoholics, military personnel, and within in specific socio-cultural groups. The section closes with an intense focus on a significant issue encountered often in clinical practice, that of assessment of suicide risk, and ways of resolving the cultural, ethical and legal dilemmas.

Suicidal Behaviour

Suicidal Behaviour
Author: J. Wallace McCulloch,Alistair E. Philip
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2014-05-17
ISBN: 1483186954
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

Suicidal Behaviour aims to assist troubled people who turn their hostility on themselves, as well as to those whose vocation is to help these people. This text first gives an introduction, explaining the magnitude of the problem, the problem of nomenclature, and the relationship of suicide to attempted suicide. This book then provides and explains social, psychiatric, and psychological findings. Ecological correlates of suicidal behavior and concept of suicide are also tackled. This text also looks into the factors why people attempt suicide repeatedly. This book concludes by explaining the implications for prevention of suicidal behavior. This publication will be invaluable to counselors, sociologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and psychologists. Students interested in the subject will also find this book of significance.

Handbook of Suicidal Behaviour

Handbook of Suicidal Behaviour
Author: Updesh Kumar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2017-10-26
ISBN: 9811048169
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

This essential reference volume in the field of suicidology brings forth leading-edge conceptualizations of suicidal behaviour by including emerging trends and recent research advances in the field across the globe. It highlights the trajectories of suicidal behaviour, emphasizing the psyche behind attempting suicide, identifying vulnerable groups, and bridging the gap between theoretical underpinnings and application for addressing the aftermath of suicide. The handbook delineates research progress on risk assessment among vulnerable groups of varied milieu. Furthermore, it introduces various avenues of change and well-being. It also addresses important concerns related to terrorism and suicide in the armed forces. This handbook is a comprehensive repository of the latest research synergized with theoretical conceptualizations that pave the way for newer approaches towards management and prevention of suicidal behaviour. It includes contributions by eminent authors across the globe, and is a must-have resource for scholars, academics and professionals in the areas of mental health and social work.

Working With Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour

Working With Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour
Author: Louise Doyle,Brian Keogh,Jean Morrissey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-03-04
ISBN: 113750627X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working With Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

Suicide and self-harm are world-wide public health issues that can have devastating effects on families, friends and communities. They are both a priority for anyone working in mental health, social work, emergency departments and related fields, however suicidal and self-harming behaviour can take place anywhere anytime - it may be a pupil in a school, an inmate in a prison or a colleague or family member. For this reason, this book has been written in a clear, accessible and practical style for anyone who wants to learn more about working with and preventing suicidal and self-harming behaviour. - It identifies common risk and protective factors as well as specific warning signs of imminent suicidal behaviour - It provides essential communication skills for undertaking a risk assessment, illustrating how each skill can be used in real-life practice. - It looks specifically at the issue of self-harm and suicide in prisons, schools and emergency departments - It lays out clear strategies for identifying and addressing issues of self-care when working with people who are suicidal or who self-harm - It identifies how we can assist those who are bereaved following the death of a loved one by suicide Packed with learning outcomes, case scenarios and reflective questions, this book acts as a toolkit for anyone working in this difficult field.

Suicidal Behaviour Bereavement and Death Education in Chinese Adolescents

Suicidal Behaviour  Bereavement and Death Education in Chinese Adolescents
Author: John W.L. Tse,Christopher Bagley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 1351745514
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal Behaviour Bereavement and Death Education in Chinese Adolescents Book Excerpt:

This title was first published in 2002: Why are rates of suicidal behaviour in Chinese adolescents so high? What factors in school, community, family and interpersonal relationships cause this tragedy? Using key new research from leading researchers and social workers with first hand knowledge of these problems in Hong Kong, this enthralling study examines those most at risk and signposts the most effective interventions in therapy and strategic prevention programmes. The result is a highly original and readable account which will be compulsive reading for social workers and academics around the world.

Suicidal behaviour in childhood and adolescence

Suicidal behaviour in childhood and adolescence
Author: Sics Editore
Publsiher: SICS Editore
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 8869306895
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal behaviour in childhood and adolescence Book Excerpt:

Children plan and might carry out suicidal acts in many ways, such as by jumping or charging into the middle of traffic, but also by hanging or shooting themselves, or by consuming poisonous substances, including medicines and alcohol.

Biological Aspects of Suicidal Behavior

Biological Aspects of Suicidal Behavior
Author: W. P. Kaschka,D. Rujescu
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2016
ISBN: 3318055832
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Aspects of Suicidal Behavior Book Excerpt:

Suicide is one of the most important causes of death in modern societies. To develop more effective preventive measures, we have to be aware of and learn more about its neurobiological foundations. In recent years, the tools of modern neurosciences have increasingly been utilized to characterize the pathophysiology of complex human behaviors such as suicide. To improve suicide risk assessment and suicide prevention, a better understanding of its pathophysiology is crucial. This includes research from a variety of disciplines such as neuropsychological, psychosocial and cultural studies but also findings from biochemistry, neuropathology, electrophysiology, immunology, neuroimaging, genetics, and epigenetics. Important results have, for example, been obtained in the field of gene-environment interaction and suicidal behavior. We have just begun to understand how early-life adversity may increase suicide risk by epigenetic mechanisms. Based on such insights, novel therapeutic interventions and preventive measures can be developed. Furthermore, a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in suicidal behavior could reveal the mechanism of compounds like lithium salts. In this book, suicidal behavior and its prevention is discussed by international experts in the light of the most recent results from a broad spectrum of neurosciences.

Suicidal Behaviour in the Asia Pacific Region

Suicidal Behaviour in the Asia Pacific Region
Author: Lee Peng Kok,Wen-Shing Tseng
Publsiher: Singapore University Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal Behaviour in the Asia Pacific Region Book Excerpt:

In addition to various biological and psychological factors, sociocultural factors have a tremendous impact on suicidal behaviour. It is therefore possible to examine patterns of suicidal behaviour as observed in various sociocultural environments. Asia and Pacific societies have many unique features - history, culture, geographic background, and recent economic development. This book examines and compares for the first time, suicidal behaviour among the various societies in these regions, which include Japan, Korea, mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hawaii. This volume should be of value to health professionals and administrators, mental health workers, employers as well as the general public.

Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention

Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention
Author: Danuta Wasserman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2021-01-08
ISBN: 0192573713
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention Book Excerpt:

Approximately 1 million people commit suicide world-wide annually and around 10 million attempt suicide each year. Suicide is a major public health problem throughout the world, and major efforts are currently being made to help reduce these numbers. However, suicide is the result of complex interactions between a range of factors, including historical, psychological, cultural, biological, and social, and any approach to treating the problem of suicide has to consider all these factors. This new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention has been thoroughly updated and expanded since publication of the first edition in 2009. This comprehensive resource covers all aspects of suicidal behaviour and suicide prevention from a number of different perspectives, including its underlying religious and cultural factors; its political, social and economic causes; its psychiatric and somatic determinants; and its public health impacts. The new edition includes several new clinically focussed chapters devoted to major psychiatric disorders and their relation to suicide, including mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, psychosis/schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and personality disorders. It also includes a fully updated section on psychometric scales used for measuring suicidal behaviour and instruments used in suicide preventative interventions. Part of the authoritative Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry series, this second edition will continue to serve as the key reference source for both researchers and professionals working in the areas of suicidology and suicide prevention, including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, public health specialists, and neuroscientists.

The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide

The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide
Author: Keith Hawton,Kees van Heeringen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 774
Release: 2000-11-21
ISBN: 0470842202
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide Book Excerpt:

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

Temperamental Diagnostics and Biochemistry in Suicide Attempters

Temperamental Diagnostics and Biochemistry in Suicide Attempters
Author: Gunnar Engström
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 60
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Suicide
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temperamental Diagnostics and Biochemistry in Suicide Attempters Book Excerpt:

Acute and Transient Psychoses

Acute and Transient Psychoses
Author: Andreas Marneros,Frank Pillmann
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2004-07-01
ISBN: 1139452312
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acute and Transient Psychoses Book Excerpt:

Brief and acute psychotic disorders with a short duration and a generally good prognosis have long intrigued psychiatrists. Although they are included in internationally accepted diagnostic systems, understanding of these disorders remains minimal. This book is the first comprehensive overview of the clinical features, biology, course and long-term outcome of brief and acute psychoses. The authors review the world literature on the topic and they also present data from their own longitudinal study - the most complete investigation of this group of disorders so far conducted. The book concludes with considerations of the nosological status of brief and acute psychoses and their impact on our understanding of the continuum of psychotic and affective disorders.

Suicidal Behaviour

Suicidal Behaviour
Author: Diego De Leo,Unni Bille-Brahe,Ad Kerkhof,Armin Schmidtke
Publsiher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

A practical handbook for all those concerned with the prevention of suicide, this book is unique in that it is based on the wealth of experience gained over many years in different populations during the WHO/EURO Multicenter Study on Suicidal Behaviour. With contributions from some of the world's best-known investigators, as well as those involved in the practical side of suicide prevention, this is an invaluable state-of-the-art resource, replete with information on the epidemiology of suicidal behavior, the relationship between attempted and completed suicide, suicidal behavior in particular groups, gender differences, risk factors and predictors for non-fatal and fatal suicidal behavior, methods of suicide, attitudes towards suicide, clinical aspects, and treatment and prevention recommendations.

Understanding Suicidal Behaviour

Understanding Suicidal Behaviour
Author: Rory C. O'Connor,Noel Sheehy
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2000-04-07
ISBN: 9781854332905
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

Beginning with a short history outlining different societies' attitudes to suicide, the book continues with a discussion of the difficulties of definition and measurement. The book includes a chapter on suicide letters and discusses whether they are a useful tool for understanding suicide. Finally, the book considers practical aspects and issues such as assisted suicide and suicide prevention.

Understanding Suicidal Behaviour

Understanding Suicidal Behaviour
Author: Kees van Heeringen
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2001-06-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

How can suicide be prevented and treated by mental health professionals? This book offers a clinical guide to the assessment, treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour, from a new and useful theoretical perspective - a developmental process approach. The book presents the arguments and research evidence that suicidal behaviour is not just a response to current emotional crises, but is influenced by persistent characteristics that can be defined in psychological and biological terms. The authors bring together research-based evidence that establishes three key aspects of the developmental process approach: suicidal behaviour results from the interaction between stressful life events and an individual vulnerability; this individual vulnerability is itself the product of psychobiological factors, genetics and past life events; vulnerability, in this sense, influences how the individual perceives, interprets and reacts to adverse life events, perhaps leading to hopelessness and suicidal behaviour. Psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and other mental health practitioners will appreciate the conceptual and clinical value of this book based on its: Description of biological and psychological developmental processes leading to suicide, integrating evidence-based information from a broad range of disciplines Psychobiological definition of long- and short-tem risk factors for suicide, and innovative approach to psychological and biological targets for treatment and prevention Cutting-edge discussion of implications for the study and treatment of suicidal behaviour, by some of the leading authorities in the field

Suicidal Behaviour 2

Suicidal Behaviour 2
Author: Lourens Schlebusch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Suicidal behavior
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal Behaviour 2 Book Excerpt:

Suicidal Behaviour

Suicidal Behaviour
Author: Updesh Kumar,Manas K Mandal
Publsiher: SAGE Publications India
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010-02-02
ISBN: 8132104994
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal Behaviour Book Excerpt:

Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-At-Risk provides a psychometric analysis of various aspects associated with suicidal risk assessment to understand the suicidal personality and predict suicidal behaviour. It includes articles by experts in the field covering suicide research carried out globally. The collection is divided into two sections-the first focuses on the theoretical issues and the second on the applied and practical issues related to suicidal behaviour among specific populations. The main features of the articles include: - the diverse aspects of the problem in various socio-cultural contexts - prevention strategies, along with analyses of varied paradigms of suicidal behaviour, for the benefit of mental health practitioners and researchers - a focussed discussion on specific population - a comprehensive review of research in the field - reviews of suicide risk assessment tools The discussion begins with a contextualisation of the psychological factors implicated in the aetiology of suicidal behaviour with the help of a biopsychosocial model and is followed by an empirical analysis. The theoretical issues are then examined from various perspectives. This compilation will serve as a supplementary reader for students of psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work and counselling. It will also be useful for mental health professionals as well as those undertaking research on suicide.

Suicidal Behaviour in Europe

Suicidal Behaviour in Europe
Author: Armin Schmidtke,Unni Bille-Brahe,Diego De Leo,Ad Kerkhof
Publsiher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suicidal Behaviour in Europe Book Excerpt:

The WHO/Euro Multicentre Study on Suicidal Behaviour is a research endeavour looking into the epidemiology, causes and prevention of suicidal behaviour. Containing chapters from each of the participating centres around Europe, this volume summarizes the most significant findings.

Non fatal Suicidal Behaviour Among Prisoners

Non fatal Suicidal Behaviour Among Prisoners
Author: Howard Meltzer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 79
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Prisoners
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non fatal Suicidal Behaviour Among Prisoners Book Excerpt:

Non-Fatal Suicidal Behaviour among Prisoners