Year: 1986 Source: Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1986. 205p. SIEC No: 19871115

The editor has selected thirteen articles by noted suicidologists and researchers that he feels will be useful as a resource for psychiatrists and other mental health care professionals in their encounters with the suicidal. General chapters address definition, epidemiology, genetics, biochemistry, and management. Specific chapters investigate the relationship between suicide and major mental disorders and physical illnesses. One chapter is devoted to suicide in adolescence.(NBB)