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Why people die by suicide

Author: Thomas E Joiner
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005.
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In the wake of a suicide, the most troubling questions are invariably the most difficult to answer: How could we have known? What could we have done? And always, unremittingly: why? Written by a  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Joiner, Thomas E.
Why people die by suicide.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005051347
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Joiner
OCLC Number: 646814798
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments Prologue: Losing My Dad 1. What We Know and Don't Know About Suicide 2. The Acquired Ability to Enact Lethal Self-Injury 3. The Desire for Death 4. What Do We Mean By Suicide and How Is It Distributed in People? 5. Genetics and Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior, and the Roles of Impulsivity, Childhood Adversity, and Mental Disorders 6. Risk Assessment, Crisis Intervention, Treatment, and Prevention 7. Summary and Conclusion Epilogue
Responsibility: Thomas Joiner.


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Joiner provides a fascinating contribution to psychological literature that is certain to join the ranks of Emile Durkheim's Suicide and Karl Menninger's Man Against Himself. Not only has Joiner Read more...

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