Pediatric Collections offers what you need to know - original, focused research in a snapshot approach. Depression is a major health concern confronting children, teens, and young adults, and trends in suicidal ideation or attempts indicate worsening mental health problems for these age groups. With a shortage of mental health specialists, more pediatricians and allied health professionals find themselves on the front lines identifying depression and suicide risk. This collection provides evidence-based guidelines for identification, assessment, treatment and ongoing management of adolescent depression and outlines the importance of screening teens for depressive symptoms and suicide risk.
Suicide is a serious problem, hallmarked by complexity and ranked as a leading cause of death worldwide. International studies of suicide epidemiology show that suicide rates are generally greater in males than females and increase with age, with the elderly having the highest suicide rates (WHO, 2002). The prevention of suicide is, in part, contingent on the ability to identify individuals and populations at high risk and to offer prompt, effective interventions. However, evidence exists that suicidal individuals remain commonly undetected, rendering appropriate intervention unlikely. This encyclopedia presents important research on suicide.
The effects of suicide are not limited to those who die. Suicide is a serious public health problem that has shattered the lives of millions of people, families, and communities nation-wide. This book examines the strategies that are available for individuals and organisations across the United States to help prevent suicide.
The conventional approach to suicide is psychiatric: ask the average person why people kill themselves, and they will likely cite depression. But this approach fails to recognize suicide's social causes. People kill themselves because of breakups and divorces, because of lost jobs and ruined finances, because of public humiliations and the threat of arrest. While some psychological approaches address external stressors, this comprehensive study is the first to systematically examine suicide as a social behavior with social catalysts.
The increase in suicides among military personnel has raised concern. This book reviews the current evidence on suicide epidemiology in the military, identifies state-of-the-art suicide-prevention programs, describes and catalogs suicide-prevention activities in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and across each service, and recommends ways to ensure that the activities in DoD and across each service reflect state-of-the-art prevention science.
Suicide is currently the second leading cause of death among college students in the United States. This complex issue on college campuses is often overlooked, and this book combines the efforts from several leaders in the field of suicidology in an attempt to grasp a better understanding of college student suicide.
Suicide is a major cause of death worldwide, and its impact has only been fully appreciated in the past few decades. Historically it was viewed from a religious and moral perspective, but that gave way to broad sociological and biological theories, which sometimes seemed to be mutuallyexclusive. There is now a wealth of knowledge which has allowed an integration of these perspectives, which have varying importance in different contexts.Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library, this pocketbook provides a review of the diverse theories about suicide and places them in perspective - not all theories have the same weight in different settings, and there is no one management for all those who may be suicidal. However, there is nowpersuasive data that there are a range of suicide prevention initiatives which are effective, and that it is reasonable to expect that the suicide rate worldwide will be reduced in coming years.