Year: 1976 Source: Omega, v.7, no.1, (1976), p.59-68 SIEC No: 19840320

This article is the 3rd in a series which argues that there are problems with professional knowledge, training, & treatment regarding suicide. Knowledge is limited in that etiology is unknown; training of psychiatrists is arguably poor, with clinicians perpetuating myths & using inappropriate psychoanalytic techniques. Patients may be mistreated due to an uninformed approach used by the therapist. Finally, the stigma surrounding suicide may cause the therapist to react ineptly. (RM)