Suicide, currently the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, represents an enormous challenge to health care professionals. Bridging the gap between clinical work and scientific research, this book provides help for those who are at risk for suicide by equipping professionals with tools and knowledge to identify and understand them.
ASSESSMENT AND PREDICTION OF SUICIDE is a comprehensive reference volume that includes contributions from today's top suicide experts. It presents an up-to-date, authoritative statement of the current knowledge in the field. Wide-ranging in scope, with 32 chapters expressing a variety of ideas and approaches, it covers:
* Concepts and theories
* Methods and quantification (including suicide prediction
scales and psychological testing)
* In-depth case histories
* Specific single predictors applied to the case histories
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Ronald W. Maris, Ph.D., directs the Center for the Study of Suicide and is Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches suicide death investigation and prevention to psychiatric residents, physicians, nurses, and medical students. He is also editor of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, the official journal of the American Association of Suicidology. The author of numerous journal articles on suicide, Dr. Maris has served as either author or editor of 11 books on the topic. He is past president and treasurer of the American Association of Suicidology and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
"This landmark volume provides a remarkably comprehensive reference source for both clinicians and researchers and it will undoubtedly become a definitive text in the field....In this truly monumental work of scholarship and readability, the editors clearly achieve their objective of describing the current state if the art of suicide assessment and prediction. I strongly recommend it to every professional involved in suicide intervention and research." --Margaret C. Kiely, Ph.D. in Readings
"Comprehensive, well-organized, and thoughtful...." (Contemporary Psychology 1992-03-29)
"Both the clinician and researcher will find it fascinating and a leading work in this field." (Depression 1992-03-29)
"A creative and well edited volume with 45 stellar contributors....Clinicians, researchers, and scholars as well as those in health policy and the legal profession interested in improving quality of care and establishing standards of practice will find this volume comprehensive, useful, readable, and timely.-Suicide and Life" (Threatening Behavior 1992-03-29)
"I am impressed not only by the almost uniform excellence of the various chapters, but by the guiding hands of its editors, clearly seen in the overall organization and in the individual chapters. " (Omega (Journal of Death and Dying) 1992-03-29)
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