A Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Perspective
Ronald W. Maris
Foreword by David A. Jobes
2. The Theoretical Construction of Suicidology
II. Data, Research, Assessment
3. Grounding Suicidology in Empirical Evidence
4. Risk Factors and Risk Assessment:Measurement
III. Sociodemographic Issues
5. Age, Lifespan, and Suicidal Careers
6. Sex, Gender, and Marital Status: A Phallocentric Focus
7. Social Relations, Work, and the Economy: Social versus Individual Facts
8. International Variation, Ethnicity, and Race in Suicide
9. Who Makes Suicide Attempts, How, and What Do Suicide Notes Say about Them?
IV. Major Mental Disorders, Biology, Neurobiology
10. Mental Disorder: The Most Important Suicide Risk Factor?
11. Major Depression: Undiagnosed and Untreated
12. Bipolar Disorder: A Suicidogenic Cycle of Despair
13. Schizophrenia: Bizarre and Psychotic Suicides
14. Personality Disorders: Borderline, Antisocial, and Obsessive–Compulsive Personalities
15. Alcoholism and Other Substance Abuse:The Second Most Important Suicide Risk Factor
16. Suicidal Biogenics of the Brain: Biology, Genetics, and Neurobiology
V. Religion, Culture, History, Ethics
17. God, the Afterlife, Religion, and Culture
18. Suicide in History and Art: How Did Suicide Evolve?
19. Ethical Issues, Euthanasia, and Rational Suicide: Is Suicide Ever the Right Thing to Do?
VI. Special Topics
20. Suicide in the Military: War, Aggression, and PTSD
21. Murder–Suicide: Why Take Someone with You?
22. Jail and Prison Suicides: Confinement, Rage, and Target Reduction
VII. Treatment and Prevention
23. Treatment and Intervention I. Pharmacology: What Are We Going to Do about Suicide?
24. Treatment and Intervention II. Psychotherapy: What Are We Going to do about Suicide?
25. Prevention: Can Suicides Be Stopped or Reduced?
26. Postvention and Survivors: Death May Solve the Suicide’s Problems, but What about Those Left Behind?
27. Forensic Suicidology: A Tort Is the Oldest Antidepressant
VIII. Summary and Conclusions
28. What Have We Learned?