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American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management

ISBN-10: 1585624144
ISBN-13: 9781585624140
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
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Description: The second edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Managementhas been extensively updated and expanded to more thoroughly reflect the challenges clinicians face in assessing and managing suicide risk—and  More...

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Book details

List price: $130.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing
Publication date: 4/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 770
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

The second edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Managementhas been extensively updated and expanded to more thoroughly reflect the challenges clinicians face in assessing and managing suicide risk—and ultimately in preventing tragedy. The number of chapters has been increased approximately 20%, from 28 to 34. In addition, 22 new chapter authors were recruited for the second edition, representing nearly half of the 50 authors from the first edition, to allow the reader to obtain a more varied and sometimes new point of view.Focusing on core competencies where appropriate, the book offers many new features: • An extensively revised organization of sections and chapters to coincide with the natural sequence of events in evaluating and treating patients. Depending on where clinicians are in this series of events, they may more readily access information they need.• A robust and entirely new section on suicide prevention that includes chapters on lethal means restrictions, suicide prevention programs, and current research related to prevention• A chapter on suicide in the military, which was added to address the critical social challenge of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder in soldiers returningfrom Iraq and Afghanistan• An entire chapter on the role of the Internet in subjecting people to intimidation, humiliation, and the exposure of private acts to the public sphere. Cyberbullying is an emergent problem, that clinicians should know about.• An extensive review of neurobiological findings related to the risk and completion of suicide, many of which have been reported since the last edition was published• A thoughtful discussion of the myriad issues raised by managed care, including “split” treatment, involving two clinicians managing a patient’s care.• A thorough exploration of the essential aspects of suicide risk assessment. Unlike physicians in other fields, psychiatrists treating patients at risk for suicide do not have access to diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests to assist them. With this new edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management, clinicians can hone their assessment skills and ensure that their knowledge of suicide assessment and management is current, evidence-based, and comprehensive. When dealing with patients at risk for self-harm, nothing less will do.

Robert E. Hales, M.D., is a nationally renowned psychiatrist. He is professor & chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, & the author of more than 125 scientific publications. He & his wife, Dianne Hales, one of the country's most widely published authors of books & articles on health subjects, are also the co-authors of the definitive, award-winning reference work "Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health."

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Suicide Risk Assessment
Suicide Risk Assessment: Gateway to Treatment and Management
The Interpersonal Art of Suicide Assessment: Interviewing Techniques for Uncovering Suicidal Intent, Ideation, and Actions
The Clinical Risk Assessment Interview
Cultural Competence in Suicide Risk Assessment
Psychological Testing in Suicide Risk Management
Major Mental Disorders
Depressive Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Schizophrenia
Personality Disorders
Treatment
Psychopharmacotherapy and Electroconvulsive Therapy
Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention
Psychodynamic Treatment
Split Treatment: Coming of Age
Treatment Settings
Emergency Services
Outpatient Treatment
Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment
Patient Safety and Freedom of Movement: Coping With Uncertainty
Special Populations
Children, Adolescents, and College Students
The Elderly
Suicide Prevention in Jails and Prisons
Clinical Management of Suicide Risk With Military and Veteran Personnel
Suicide and Gender
Special Topics
Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Combined Murder-Suicide
Suicide and the Internet
Patient Suicide and Litigation
Therapeutic Risk Management of the Suicidal Patient
Prevention
Suicide Prevention by Lethal Means Restrictions
Suicide Prevention Programs
Suicide Research: Knowledge Gaps and Opportunities
Aftermath of Suicide and the Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist Reactions to Patient Suicide
Aftermath of Suicide: The Clinician's Role
Case Scenario Questions for Self-Study
Answer Guide to Case Scenario Questions for Self-Study
Index

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