Description - Suicide and Clinical Practice by Douglas Jacobs
Suicide is a major public health concern. But there are many approaches to the study of suicide and examining the differences in professional approaches may lead to more effective intervention. Suicide almost always occurs in individuals who are mentally ill: individuals suffering from major depression, alcoholism, schizophrenia, or a number of other illnesses. The treatment of the suicidal patient is one of the greatest challenges clinicians face today. This work discusses the specific management and treatment issues involved in a range of psychiatric illnesses. The role of medication is reviewed, including the use of lithium, Prozac and MAO inhibitors. In addition, a psychodynamic approach to the understanding of suicide is also examined. The book covers the specific issues encountered with suicidal patients who suffer from schizophrenia, substance abuse and borderline personality disorder. Sections are also devoted to a psychiatrist's liability after a patient commits suicide and the implications of patient suicide for the surviving psychotherapist.
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(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
American Psychiatric Association Publishing
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