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The psychology of suicide

Author: Edwin S Shneidman; Norman L Farberow; Robert E Litman
Publisher: New York, Science House, 1970.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shneidman, Edwin S.
Psychology of suicide.
New York, Science House, 1970
(OCoLC)575271235
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin S Shneidman; Norman L Farberow; Robert E Litman
ISBN: 0876680279 9780876680278
OCLC Number: 117281
Description: xvi, 719 pages 24 cm
Contents: Theory and taxonomy : Orientations toward death ; Suicide, sleep, and death ; The logic of suicide ; Content analysis of suicidal logic --
Administration and organization : Feasabilities of the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center ; Nonprofessional volunteers in a suicide prevention center ; How to prevent suicide ; Recent developments in suicide prevention --
Statistics and demography : a psychological approach to the study of suicide notes ; Suicide and age ; Suicide and nonsuicidal heroes ; Attempted and committed suicides ; A sociopsychological investigation of suicide ; A computer analysis of suicide notes --Diagnosis and evaluation: general : emergency evaluation of suicidal potential ; Evaluation and management of suicidal persons ; Suicide as acting out --
Diagnosis and evaluation: specific clinical groups : Suicidal risk among schizophrenic patients ; Suicide among patients with malignant neoplasms ; Suicide among patients with anxiety or depressive reactions ; Suicide among cardiovascular patients ; Case history and neuropsychiatric hospital factors in suicide --
Therapy and treatment : treatment of the potentially suicidal patient ; The suicidal crisis in psychotherapy ; Preventing suicide ; immobilization response to suicidal behavior ; Management of suicidal patients in medical practice ; Suicide prevention in hospitals ; when patients commit suicide --
Forensic and professional issues : The psychological autopsy of equivocal deaths ; Sample psychological autopsies ; Medical-legal aspects of suicide ; Police aspects of suicide ; Frederic v. United States ; Suicide as a taboo topic ; Suggestions for revision of the death certificate --
Biography and literature : Sigmund Freud on suicide ; The deaths of Herman Melville --
Book reviews : A look into the dark : a review of Meerloo's Suicide and mass suicide ; A puzzle remains perplexing : A review of Hendlin's Suicide and Scandinavia ; Pioneer in suicidology : a review of Dublin's Suicide: a sociological and statistical study ; Hope as help: a review of Kobler and Stotland's The end of hope ; Tragdey compounded: a review of West's Murder followed by suicide ; Concern for suicide: a review of Stengel's Suicide and attempted suicide and Hillman's Suicide and the soul.
Responsibility: [by] Edwin S. Shneidman, Norman L. Farberow [and] Robert E. Litman.

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