The Prediction of Suicide

Edited by Aaron T. Beck, MD, Harvey L.P. Resnik, MD and Dan Lettieri, PhD

"If one had to recommend a single book on suicide, this one would have priority because of the diverse and extensive experiences of the participants and because it has excellent references."
American Journal of Psychiatry
Very few books in the field of health sciences are ever reissued, particularly after being out of print for several years. Usually the material has become dated or new books have come along to take their place. This book is an exception. Not only is the text still current but more significantly, it has become a standard—a benchmark—in the fields of suicidology and crisis intervention.

 

The Prediction of Suicide represents one of the first concerted efforts in the United States to define and evaluate the once-bewildering storehouse of information about the assessment, classification and causes of suicidal behavior.

 

All these years after it was published, this book  is still one of the most frequently cited references in the world's literature on these subjects.

CONTENTS

HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CLASSIFICATION
Observation on Nosological Issues in the Classification of Suicidal Behavior — Joseph Zubin, PhD
THE CONCEPTUAL AREA OF INQUIRY
A Scheme for Classifying Suicidal Behaviors — Alex D. Pokorny, MD
Development of Suicidal Intent Scales — Aaron T. Beck, MD, Dean Schuyler, MD and Ira Herman, AB
BASIC RESEARCH ISSUES IN SUICIDE PREVENTION
Predicting Suicide: Will-O-the-Wisp or Reasonable Challenge? James C. Diggory, PhD
Demographic versus Clinical Prediction of Suicidal Behaviors: A Look at Some Issues — David Lester, PhD
Refinement of Variables in Assessing Suicide Risk — Jerome A. Motto, MD
Assessment of Mood by Analogue — RCB Aitken, MD
CLINICAL ISSUES IN SUICIDE PREDICTION
The Clinical Identification of Suicidal Risk — George E. Murphy, MD
The Socio-Clinical Scale for Certifying Mode of Death — Dan Lettieri, PhD and Alexis Nehemkis, PhD
Prediction Models of Suicidal Behavior — Robert Litman, MD, Norman Farberow, PhD, Carl Wold, PhD, T Brown, PhD
SUICIDE PREDICTION SCALES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
Suicidal Death Prediction Scales — Dan Lettieri, PhD
Risk-Rescue Rating in Suicide Assessment — Avery Weisman, MD and J.W. Worden, PhD
A Medical Toxicology Index: An Evaluation of Commonly Used Suicidal Drugs — Robert Sterling-Smith, PhD
Index of Suicidal Potential (IPS): A Rating Scale for Suicide Prevention — William Zung, MD
Softcover. 248 pages. ISBN-10: 0-914783-16-5. ISBN-13: 978-0-914783-16-9. List Price: $24.95