Health and Medical Issues Today: Suicide and Mental Health

Editor/Author Nydegger, Rudy
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 978-1-61-069583-1
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 10
Book Status: Pending
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Going beyond the clinical, the volume explores suicide in history and in popular culture and examines relevant cultural, religious, moral, and ethical viewpoints. It looks at suicide among various demographic groups, probes psychological motivations and methods used, and discusses the controversy surrounding a person's right to die.

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Table of Contents

  • Series Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Section I: Overview and Background Information
  • 1 Suicide: What It Is and What It Is Not
  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Methods of Committing Suicide
  • Myths about Suicide
  • Summary
  • 2 Who Commits Suicide?: Historical and Statistical Perspectives
  • Historical Factors in Suicide
  • Statistics on Suicide
  • Other Factors Related to Suicide
  • The Risks of Antidepressant Medications
  • Suicide in the Military
  • Summary
  • 3 Suicidality and Motivation: Ideation, Planning, Intention, and Commission
  • Terms and Concepts
  • Motives
  • 4 Risk Factors for Suicide
  • Mental Illness
  • Medical Problems
  • Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Problem Gambling
  • Financial/Professional Problems
  • Family/Relationship Problems
  • Trauma and Extreme Events
  • Summary
  • 5 Prevention and Treatment for Suicidality
  • Methods and Sites of Prevention
  • Risk Assessment
  • Assess Condition
  • Treatments
  • Summary
  • Section II: Contemporary Controversies and Issues
  • 6 Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Suicide
  • Is Suicide “Crazy”?
  • Suicide and Treatment
  • Summary
  • 7 Patient Rights and the Right to Die
  • Introduction
  • The Right to Die
  • Some Other Ethical Issues in the Right to Die
  • Other Right-to-Die Issues
  • Summary
  • 8 Roles of Family, Friends, Professionals, Society, and the Law
  • Roles of Family and Friends
  • Roles of Professionals
  • Legal Issues in Suicide
  • Summary
  • 9 Summary and Conclusions
  • Suicide—The Basics
  • Historical, Cultural, and Religious Perspective
  • Motives and Risk Factors
  • Prevention and Treatment of Suicidality
  • Controversial Issues
  • Section III: Primary Documents
  • “Mayo Clinic: Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts”
  • “Suicide by Profession: Lots of Confusion, Inconclusive Data”
  • “Exploring the Link between Suicide and TBI”
  • “Suicides”
  • UCR Today—“Study Links Suicide Risk with Rates of Gun Ownership, Political Conservatism”
  • “About Teen Suicide”
  • “Suicide Facts at a Glance”
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Resources