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The psychology of suicide

Author: Edwin S Shneidman; Norman L Farberow; Robert E Litman
Publisher: New York : J. Aronson, ©1983.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin S Shneidman; Norman L Farberow; Robert E Litman
ISBN: 0876686684 9780876686683
OCLC Number: 10484025
Notes: Originally published: 1970.
Description: xviii, 719 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Theory and taxonomy : Orientation toward death ; Suicide, sleep and death ; The logic of suicide ; Content analysis of suicidal logic --
II. Administration and organization : Feasibilities of the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center ; Nonprofessional volunteers in a suicide prevention center ; How to prevent a suicide ; Recent developments in suicide prevention --
III. 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 --
IV. Diagnosis and evaluation: general : Emergency evaluation of suicide potential ; Evaluation and management of suicidal persons ; Suicide as acting out --
V. 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. VI. 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 --
VII. 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 a revision of the death certificate --
VIII. Biography and literature : Sigmund Freud on suicide ; The deaths of Herman Melville --
IX. Book reviews : A look into the dark: a review of Meerloo's "Suicide and Mass Suicide" ; A puzzle remains perplexing: a review of Hendin'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" ; Tragedy 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: Edwin S. Shneidman, Norman L. Farberow, Robert E. Litman.

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