Suicidal Behaviour - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080168555, 9781483186955

Suicidal Behaviour

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Social Work Division

Authors: J. Wallace McCulloch Alistair E. Philip
Editors: Jean P. Nursten
eBook ISBN: 9781483186955
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 136
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Suicidal Behaviour aims to assist troubled people who turn their hostility on themselves, as well as to those whose vocation is to help these people. This text first gives an introduction, explaining the magnitude of the problem, the problem of nomenclature, and the relationship of suicide to attempted suicide. This book then provides and explains social, psychiatric, and psychological findings. Ecological correlates of suicidal behavior and concept of suicide are also tackled. This text also looks into the factors why people attempt suicide repeatedly. This book concludes by explaining the implications for prevention of suicidal behavior. This publication will be invaluable to counselors, sociologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and psychologists. Students interested in the subject will also find this book of significance.

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction The Magnitude of the Problem The Problem of Nomenclature The Relationship of Suicide to Attempted Suicide 1 Social Findings Age and Sex Seasonal Variations Marital Status Social Class Childhood Experiences Broken Homes Marital Disharmony and Love Problems Emotional Problems Bereavement Problems Involving the Wider Social Sphere 2 Psychiatric Findings Psychiatric Diagnosis Motive, Premeditation, and Intent Endangerment to Life Methods Used Treatment and Disposal 3 Psychological Findings An Overview of the Psychological Literature Early British Studies Tests Used in the Major Psychological Study Degree of Psychiatric Disturbance Major Personality Features of the Group Differences Within the Group Personality Types Emerging from the Study 4 Ecological Correlates o f Suicidal Behavior Brief Description of the Ecological Method Variables Used in the Ecological Study Analyzing the Data - Example of a Typal Method Results of Typal Analysis in the Study Social Variables Related to Suicidal Behavior Social Variables Manifested by Individuals The Value of Simple Ecological Analyses 5 The Concept of Suicide 6 Sequel of Suicidal Behavior A Follow-up Study of Attempted Suicides Factors Associated with Social Prognosis Factors Associated with Repeated Attempts at Suicide 7 Implications for Prevention Tertiary Secondary Primary Active Intervention - The Matching of Patient and Therapist Local Community Action Poor Parent-Child Relationships Bibliography General References References of Specialized Interest Index


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J. Wallace McCulloch

Alistair E. Philip

About the Editor

Jean P. Nursten

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