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Night falls fast : understanding suicide

Author: Kay R Jamison
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A study of the growing epidemic of suicide among young people draws on the author's firsthand battle with severe manic-depression and attempted suicide to reveal the psychological, medical, and biological aspects of self-influcted death.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jamison, Kay R.
Night falls fast.
New York : Knopf, 1999
(OCoLC)607313785
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kay R Jamison
ISBN: 0375401458 9780375401459 9780375701474 0375701478
OCLC Number: 41380737
Description: x, 432 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Buried above ground: an introduction to suicide --
ch. 1. Death lies near at hand: history and overview --
ch. 2. To measure the heart's turbulence: definitions and magnitudes --
Essay: this life, this death --
pt. 2. Just hope has gone: psychology and psychopathology --
ch. 3. Take off the amber, put out the lamp: the psychology of suicide --
ch. 4. Burden of despair: psychopathology and suicide --
ch. 5. What matters it, if rope or garter: methods and places --
Essay: the lion enclosure --
pt. 3. Pangs of nature, taints of blood: the biology of suicide --
ch. 6. Plunge into deep waters: genetic and evolutionary perspectives --
ch. 7. Death-blood: neurobiology and neuropathology --
Essay: the colouring to events: the death of Meriwether Lewis --
pt. 4. Building against death: prevention of suicide --
ch. 8. Modest magical qualities: treatment and prevention --
ch. 9. As a society: the public health --
ch. 10. Half-stitched scar: those left behind.
Responsibility: Kay Redfield Jamison.
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A study of the growing epidemic of suicide among young people draws on the author's firsthand battle with severe manic-depression and attempted suicide to reveal the psychological, medical, and biological aspects of self-influcted death.

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