Suicidal Ideation: Predictors, Prevalence and Prevention


Bradley E. Weaver (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY037000

Suicidal ideation may be defined as any self-reported thoughts of engaging in suicide related behavior. The first chapter provides a comprehensive definition of the concept of suicidal ideation together with related epidemiological data and then reviews the major risk factors. The possible controversial role of early experiences of childhood abuse and neglect in the development of suicidal ideation are explored.

The impact of universal, selective and indicated suicide prevention strategies in lowering suicide rates are analyzed as well. The authors of the remaining chapters of the book review the suicidal symptoms among veterans with Chronic PTSD; recent advances in antidepressant drugs research; hypotheses for the pathogens of the rarely occurring antimicrobial-induced mania and suicide; and suicide prevention methods using the internet.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Suicidal Ideation: A Comprehensive Overview
(Gianluca Serafini, Paola Solano, Mario Amore, Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health (DINOGMI), Section of Psychiatry, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy)

Chapter 2
Suicidal Symptoms among Veterans with Chronic PTSD Evaluated for Treatment at a VA Hospital
(Jack R. Cornelius, Jon D. Walker, Gloria Klima, 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 3
Genetics and Bioinformatics Study of Antidepressant Drugs, Recent Advancements and Future Trends
(Da-Yong Lu, Ting-Ren Lu, Peng-Peng Zhu, Jin-Yu Che, Shanghai University, Shanghai, PR China, and others)

Chapter 4
The Hypotheses for the Pathogens of Antimicrobial – Induced Mania and Suicide
(Da-Yong Lu, Ting-Ren Lu, Peng-Peng Zhu, Hong-Ying Wu, School of Life Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai, PR China, and others)

Chapter 5
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)


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