1st Edition

Suicide Across The Life Span Premature Exits

    362 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    First published in 1996. The complexities of suicide are examined from the developmental viewpoint. The text includes appropriate case studies, and three research studies, which were conducted especially for this work.

    Preface, Chapter 1. Suicide Then and Now, Chapter 2. Perspectives on the Nature and Causes of Suicide, Chapter 3. Suicide in Childhood, Chapter 4. Suicide in Adolescence, Chapter 5. Suicide in Young Adulthood, Chapter 6. Suicide in Middle Adulthood, Chapter 7. Suicide Among the Elderly, Chapter 8. Suicide Prevention and Postvention, Chapter 9. Approaches for Treating Suicidal People, Chapter 10. Contemporary Issues in Suicide, Afterword, References, Index


    Judith M. Stillion, Eugene E. McDowell

    "A revised edition of the text reviewing the current literature on suicide in Western culture, approaching the topic from a historical as well as a clinical perspective and covering the life span from childhood to old age. Each life passage is discussed with an eye to understanding and empathizing with its particular stresses and discussing therapies which might prevent suicide. Case studies are provided to aid the student in seeing both the cause and effect of treatment cycles. This edition features new chapters on prevention and postvention, and physician-assisted suicide issues." -- Book News, Inc., Portland, Or