Suicidal behavior: Advances in clinical and neurobiological research and improvement of prevention strategies

Suicide is the 14th leading cause of death worldwide. It is responsible for 1%-5% of all mortality. This article highlights the latest developments in universal, selective, and indicated prevention strategies. Concerning universal suicide prevention, current research has shown that strategies such as restricting access to lethal means (e.g., control of analgesics and hot-spots for suicide by […]

Suicide and the Creative Arts

This edited book includes 22 chapters on suicide & the creative arts. Part 1 examines suicide in painting & the traditional visual arts. Part 2 is on the depiction of suicide in the movies. Suicide in literature is discussed in Part 3. Part 4 looks at understanding suicide through the arts & Part 5 is […]

The Psychodynamics of Suicide in Sophocles’s Plays (IN: Suicide and the Creative Arts, edited by S Stack & D Lester)

This chapter presents an analysis of self-destructive behaviour as depicted by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles in two of his dramas, “Oedipus Rex” and “Antigone”. It is concluded the self-destructive behaviour depicted illustrates some of the psychodynamic processes often present in the minds of suicidal individuals but that the plays do not present new ideas […]

The Never Ending Challenge of Treatments for Suicidal People

In this editorial, the author discusses the ongoing challenges associated with finding treatments for suicidal people. He also previews other articles appearing in this journal issue. (8 refs.)

The “Pseudocommando” Mass Murderer: Part I, the Psychology of Revenge and Obliteration

The pseudocommando is a type of mass murderer who kills in public during the daytime, plans his offense well in advance, & comes prepared with an arsenal of weapons. He has no escape planned & expects to be killed during the incident. Research suggests the pseudocommando is driven by strong feelings of anger & resentment. […]

Learning About Suicide From the Diary of Cesare Pavese

This study analyzed the last year of the published diary of the Italian writer, Cesare Pavese (1908-1950) to identify changes in the content. The diary was analyzed using the Linguistic Word Count program. The proportion of words related to positive emotions & optimism increased & the entries became less complex & more self-oriented. The results […]

A Psychodynamic Approach to Suicide (IN: Suicide: Strategies and Interventions for Reduction and Prevention, ed. by S Palmer)


A Psychoanalytical Approach to Suicide in Adolescents(IN: Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention, ed. by S Briggs, A Lemma and W Crouch)


A Post-Jungian Perspective on 55 Indigenous Suicides in Central Australia; Deadly Cycles of Diminished Resilience, Impaired Nurturance, Compromised Interiority; and Possibilities for Repair


Suicide: Some Transcultural Psychiatric Aspects

This article examines the manner in which social structural & cultural variables will tend to cause one or another unconscious factor to be dominant or to determine differences in rates & form of suicide between groups or within groups. Specifically, it is suggested that it is the complex interrelationship between child-rearing patterns, adult role expectations, […]

Book Review-Suicide in Adolescence, edited by R F W Diekstra & K Hawton


Assessing the Meaning of Suicidal Risk Behavior in Adolescents: Three Exercises for Clinicians

Suicide: What is in the Clinician’s Mind?


Murder-Suicide – An Extended Suicide


Daydreaming About Death: Violent Daydreaming as a Form of Emotion Dysregulation in Suicidality


Exploring Suicide Risk and the Therapeutic Relationship: a Case Study Approach

This paper uses a case study approach to explores issues for mental health nurses in relating with suicidal patients. The phenomenon of malignant alienation is described. Case study methodology is used to answer whether such this can occur with regard to mental health nurses, to explore the process & malignant alienation in detail, & to […]

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Prevention of Recurrence of Suicidal Behavior


The Suicidal Self

Fragmented Pathways to Care: the Experiences of Suicidal men

Posttraumatic Stress, Depression, and Health Among Older Adults in Primary Care


The Self and the Psychology of Domestic Homicide-Suicide

This article presents additional views of domestic homicide-suicide by men to complement traditional psychopathological & evolutionary psychological approaches. Applications of theories from social, developmental, gender role, & family violence psychology are outlined. These conceptualizations are offered because they pertain to instability & deconstruction of the self amidst the life changes & intimate distress that precede […]

The Long-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse by Female Perpetrators: a Qualitative Study of Male and Female Victims

This qualitative study explored the experience & long-term impact of child sexual abuse by female perpetrators, based on in-depth interviews with 14 adult victims (7 men, 7 women). The majority of participants reported that the experience of female-perpetrated sexual abuse was harmful & damaging, resulting in long-term difficulties with substance abuse, self-injury, suicidality, depression, rage, […]

Suicidal Adolescents in Managed Care (IN: Treatment of Suicidal Patients in Managed Care, ed. by J M Ellison)

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