Year: 1981 Source: Stuttgart: Kaiser, 1981. 279p. SIEC No: 19850944

This is a comprehensive study of attempted & completed suicides with implications for prevention & postvention. Research methods & epidemiologic statistics are examined. The psychodynamics of self-destructive behavior among varied demographic categories are discussed & the psychological effects for both survivors & the bereaved are examined in terms of the aged, the sick, the young, the imprisoned & those with social problems including alcohol, drugs, marital & family problems. (NBB)