Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-At-Risk (Hardback)
  • Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-At-Risk (Hardback)

Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-At-Risk (Hardback)

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Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-At-Risk provides a psychometric analysis of various aspects associated with suicidal risk assessment to understand the suicidal personality and predict suicidal behaviour. It includes articles by experts in the field covering suicide research carried out globally. The collection is divided into two sections-the first focuses on the theoretical issues and the second on the applied and practical issues related to suicidal behaviour among specific populations. The main features of the articles include:

- the diverse aspects of the problem in various socio-cultural contexts

- prevention strategies, along with analyses of varied paradigms of suicidal behaviour, for the benefit of mental health practitioners and researchers

- a focussed discussion on specific population

- a comprehensive review of research in the field

- reviews of suicide risk assessment tools

The discussion begins with a contextualisation of the psychological factors implicated in the aetiology of suicidal behaviour with the help of a biopsychosocial model and is followed by an empirical analysis. The theoretical issues are then examined from various perspectives.

This compilation will serve as a supplementary reader for students of psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work and counselling. It will also be useful for mental health professionals as well as those undertaking research on suicide.

Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9788132102991
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 561 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 25 mm


[The book] has been designed to cover suicide ideation holistically. Diverse paradigms of suicidal behavior along with the suggested prevention strategies are discussed in an effort to provide a scope for widening the horizon of mental health professionals and researchers working in this area so as to reduce the suicidal behavior across the world. The issues being raised in this book will help promote more research in this area and prove beneficial for all...The volume advances our understanding about the phenomenon of suicide. It provides an interactive framework for thinking about issues involved in suicide ideation, epidemiology and prevention.

-- Psychological Studies

Suicidal Behavior-Assessment of People at Risk is a must read for professionals in the social, medical and mental health fields. It's a comprehensive compilation of essays written by eminent scientists of international caliber. It's an analytical and empirical study of the best modern thinking on the prediction, exploration and potential amelioration of suicide... This volume gives a total picture of both research and methodology to study, prevent and treat suicidal behaviors. It is suggested that to understand and get a complete picture of SUICIDE one must study this book thoroughly.

-- e-Social Science

The authors, who are experts in their fields, have dealt with each topic in a comprehensive, but succinct manner... The book is well organized, the get-up attractive and the price reasonable... The simple language and practical approach followed are an added bonus. This book is a useful read for professionals caring for people at risk of suicide.

-- The National Medical Journal of India

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