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Readership: Psychiatrists, trainees, and emergency physicians; psychologists and others in the field of suicide prevention including sociologists, social workers, religious leaders, and volunteers.
Robert D. Goldney, Emeritus Professor, Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Adelaide, Australia
Professor Goldney has had over 40 years experience managing suicidal people and has been President of both the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the International Academy of Suicide Research. He has been the recipient of the Stengel Medal of the IASP for suicide research, and the Louis Dublin Award of the American Association of Suicidology for lifetime achievement in suicide prevention.
"I cannot recommend this book highly enough for those with a concern about suicide prevention, ranging from professionals to the large number of concerned individuals in the community who will find this book clear and easy to understand ... This precise summary of current knowledge, and current clinical management examples, deserves wide dissemination." - David Horgan, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
1: Historical review
4: Contributing factors to suicide
5: Mental disorders and the biological substrate of suicide
6: Psychosocial influences on suicidal behaviour
7: An evidence-based management approach
8: Initial assessment and management
9: Non-pharmacological approaches
10: Pharmacological approaches
11: Broad suicide prevention initiatives
12: Bereavement after suicide
13: Frequently asked questions
15: Clinical examples
16: Useful links
Read Bob Goldney's post 'On Suicide Prevention' on the OUP blog Read the post 'Homicide bombers, not suicide bombers' on the OUPblog