Suicide Prevention

A Holistic Approach

  • D. De Leo
  • A. Schmidtke
  • R. F. W. Diekstra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rene F. W. Diekstra
    Pages 1-13
  3. T. Bronisch, H.U. Wittchen
    Pages 15-26
  4. Alec Roy, Ronald Draper
    Pages 45-51
  5. Nancy L. Segal, Alec Roy
    Pages 53-61
  6. J.G. Sampaio-Faria
    Pages 63-66
  7. A. Schmidtke, S. Fricke, B. Weinacker, U. Bille-Brahe, D. De Leo, A. Kerkhof et al.
    Pages 67-80
  8. Mauri J. Mattunen, Markus M. Henriksson, Hillevi M. Aro, Martti E. Heikkinen, Erkki T. Isometsä, Jouko K. Lönnqvist
    Pages 93-103
  9. B.S. Runeson
    Pages 105-110
  10. Brian L. Mishara
    Pages 111-119
  11. Armin Schmidtke, Sylvia Schaller
    Pages 121-137
  12. Alan L. Berman, David A. Jobes, Patrick O’Carroll
    Pages 139-143
  13. S. Fekete, A. Schmidtke, E. Etzersdorfer, D. Gailiene
    Pages 145-156
  14. Norman L. Farberow
    Pages 157-161
  15. Onja Grad, Anka Zavasnik
    Pages 163-166
  16. Jouko Lönnqvist
    Pages 167-172
  17. Fabrizio Schifano, Diego De Leo
    Pages 199-209
  18. C. Van Heeringen, C. Jannes, W. Buylaert, H. Henderick
    Pages 211-218
  19. Jan Beskow, Danuta Wasserman
    Pages 225-234
  20. Rachel Jenkins
    Pages 235-243

About this book


Suicide Prevention: A Holistic Approach contains the selected and edited papers that were presented during the congress Suicide, Disease, Disadvantage, A Holistic Approach, organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, which was held in June 1995, in Venice.
Suicide prevention is still sadly neglected by governments and public health authorities, despite the fact that in several Western countries suicide has become the primary cause of death among younger age groups. The selected papers express the need for a holistic viewpoint in suicide management. The subjects range from parasuicide to the role of the media, from the special type of psychotherapeutic approach required to the most recent guidelines in pharmacological treatment, from a homage to the memory of Erwin Ringel to the presentation of specific national prevention schemes.
The book will be of interest to public health workers, doctors, psychologists and social workers, as well as voluntary staff and their organizations, and to all those who make suicide prevention one of their primary interests.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. De Leo
    • 1
  • A. Schmidtke
    • 2
  • R. F. W. Diekstra
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychogeriatrics, Institute of Neurology and PsychiatryUniversity of PaduaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute of PsychiatryUniversity of WürzburgGermany
  3. 3.Community Mental Health CenterLeiden and Municipal Health AuthorityRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-4468-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47210-7
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