Encyclopedia of Suicide (3 Volume Set)


Oliver B. Torres (Editor)

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: SOC042000

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. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Culture of Violence and Suicidality
Steven Stack (Wayne State University, MI, USA)

Chapter 2. Space and Earth Weather Mirrored in Patterns of Suicide Incidence
Germaine Cornélissen, Borislav D. Dimitrov, Franca Carandente, and Franz Halberg (Halberg ChronobiologyCenter, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Recognising Suicidality: General Practitioner Training and Education
David Smith and Andrea Stewart (School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, Australia)

Chapter 4. Suicidal Ideation: A Comprehensive Overview
Gianluca Serafini, Paola Solano and Mario Amore (Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health (DINOGMI), Section of Psychiatry, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy)

Chapter 5. Suicide in India
David Lester and Kavita Naik (The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA)

Chapter 6. Psychopathology Of Suicide In Bali
Toshiyuki Kurihara and Motoichiro Kato (Department of Psychiatry, Komagino Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, and others)

Chapter 7. Estimating the Effects of Casinos and of Lotteries on Suicide: A Panel Data Set Approach
Bogdan Daraban and Clifford F. Thies (Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, USA)

Chapter 8. The Hypotheses for the Pathogens of Antimicrobial – Induced Mania and Suicide
Da-Yong Lu, Ting-Ren Lu, Peng-Peng Zhu and Hong-Ying Wu (School of Life Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai, PR China, and others)

Chapter 9. Serotonin is a Key Neurotransmitter in Suicide
Jun Kohyama (Tokyo Bay Urayasu/Ichikawa Medical Center, Japan)

Chapter 10. Toxoplasma gondii, Suicide and Homicide
David Lester (The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ, USA)

Chapter 11. MicroRNAs, Major Affective Disorders and Suicidal Behaviour
Gianluca Serafini, Maurizio Pompili, Marco Innamorati, Yogesh Dwivedi, Noam Shomron, and Paolo Girardi (Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Organs, Suicide Prevention Center, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 12. Indigenous Populations and Suicide Prevention
Said Shahtahmasebi (Centre for Health and Social Practice,Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 13. Youth Suicide Prevention at Grassroots
Said Shahtahmasebi (Centre for Health and Social Practice, Wintec, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 14. Improvement of Child and Adolescent’s Mood Instability, Impulsivity, Aggression and Suicidal Attempts: Results of an Open Trial of Add-On Lamotrigine Strategy
Daniel Serrani (Faculty of Psychology, National University of Rosario. Argentina)

Chapter 15. Preventing School Shootings: A Public Health Approach to Gun–Related Homicide and Murder–Suicide in Schools
David N. Miller and Kristin D. Sawka-Miller (University at Albany, State University of New York, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 16. Suicidal Behaviour Among Adolescents from Ethnic Minorities
L. Nrugham, A. Silviken and V. V. Prakash (Researcher, National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, and others)

Chapter 17. Acculturation and Suicidal Behavior in College Students
David Lester, Rheeda L. Walker, Frauk Gençöz and Sevginar Vatan (The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA, and others)

Chapter 18. Burnout as a Risk Factor for Strain, Depressive Symptoms, Insomnia, Behavioral Outcomes, Suicide Attempts, and Well-Being among Full-Time Workers
Tsukasa Kato (Toyo University, Japan)

Chapter 19. The NSDUH Report: Utilization of Mental Health Services by Adults with Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Chapter 20. Further Evidence for Epidemiological Transition Hypothesis for Elderly Suicides
Ajit Shah, Ravi Bhat and Sofia Zarate-Escudero (School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, and others)

Chapter 21. The Risk of Suicidal Behaviors in Affective Disorders
P. Mendez-Bustos, V. de Leon-Martinez, and J. Lopez-Castroman (Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Maule, Talca, Chile, and others)

Chapter 22. Theoretical And Methodological Weaknesses Of Current Psychiatric Models Of Suicidal Behavior
María Dolores Braquehais, and Agustín Madoz-Gúrpide (Department of Psychiatry, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, CIBERSAM, Spain, and others)

Chapter 23. The Comparisons of Psychological well-being, Suicidal Ideation, Using Alcohol, and Coping Strategies between Nursing Students and Business Students in the USA
Pi-Ming Yeh and Cheng-Huei Chiao (Associate Professor, Department of Nursing and Allied Health, Missouri Western State University, USA, and others)

Chapter 24. Revisiting Aggression and Impulsivity in Suicidal Behavior: A Comparison between Schizophrenia and Depression
Ana Fresán, Ricardo Saracco, Emmanuel Sarmiento, Izabelén Garza-Gutiérrez, Rebeca Robles-Garcíad and Beatriz Camarena (Subdirección de Investigaciones Clínicas. Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente. Mexico City, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 25. Suicidal Ideation Associated with Pcl Checklist-Ascertained Ptsd among Veterans Treated for Substance Abuse
Jack R. Cornelius, Gretchen L. Haas, Cathleen J. Appelt, Jon D. Walker, Lauren J. Fox, John W. Kasckow, James F. Luther, and Ihsan M. Salloum (V. I. S. N. 4 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (M. I. R. E. C. C.), V. A. Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Aventura, FL, USA)

Chapter 26. Suicidal Symptoms among Veterans with Chronic PTSD Evaluated for Treatment at a VA Hospital
Jack R. Cornelius, Jon D. Walker, Gloria Klima and Barry Fisher (V.I.S.N. 4 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (M.I.R.E.C.C.), V.A. Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Chapter 27. Genetic Markers in Suicidal and Non-suicidal Veterans with Combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Nela Pivac, Dragica Kozarić-Kovačić, Gordana Nedić, Matea Nikolac, Maja Mustapić, Ana Babić, Mirjana Grubišić-Ilić, Zrnka Kovačić, and Dorotea Mück-Šeler (Division of Molecular Medicine, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, HR-10002 Zagreb, Croatia, and others)

Chapter 28. Suicide: Risk Factors And Prevention
Barbara Schneider (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Head of Department, Abteilung Abhängigkeitserkrankungen, LVR-Klinik Köln, Germany)

Chapter 29. Suicide Prevention using the Internet: Mini-Review and a Case Study in Online Gatekeeping Activity
Hajime Sueki (Department of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, Wako University, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 30. The Challenge and the Promise: Strengthening the Force, Preventing Suicide and Saving Lives
The Department of Defense

Chapter 31. Suicide Prevention Efforts of the Veterans Health Administration
Erin Bagalman

Chapter 32. 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action
U.S. Surgeon General and National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Chapter 33. 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: How You Can Play a Role in Preventing Suicide
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Chapter 34. Preventing Veteran Suicide Hearing: Harrell Testimony
Margaret C. Harrell

Chapter 35. 2012 Suicide Data Report: Veterans Health Administration Response and Executive Summary
Robert A. Petzel

Chapter 36. Suicide Data Report, 2012
Janet Kemp and Robert Bossarte

Chapter 37. Health Care for Veterans: Suicide Prevention
Erin Bagalman

Chapter 38. Statement of Dr. Harold Kudler, Chief Mental Health Consultant, Veterans Health Administration. Hearing on ”Mental Health and Suicide Among Veterans”

Chapter 39. VA Health Care: Improvements Needed in Monitoring Antidepressant Use for Major Depressive Disorder and in Increasing Accuracy of Suicide Data
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 40. Preventing Veteran Suicide Hearing: Buerkle Statement

Chapter 41. Preventing Veteran Suicide Hearing: Campos Testimony

Chapter 42. Preventing Veteran Suicide Hearing: Tarantino Testimony

Chapter 43. Preventing Veteran Suicide Hearing: Ilem Testimony

Chapter 44. Suicide, PTSD, and Substance Use Among OEF/OIF Veterans Using VA Health Care: Facts and Figures
Erin Bagalman

Chapter 45. Preventing Veteran Suicide Hearing: Watkins Testimony

Chapter 46. Preventing Veteran Suicide Hearing: Kemp Testimony


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