Year: 1988 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.18, no.3, (1988), p.294-298 SIEC No: 19880713

The reviewer provides a chapter by chapter critique beginning with Shneidman’s overview of suicide. The book also includes an excellent introduction to epidemiology; a highly technical review of the biological factors in suicide; a very thorough, readable discussion of suicide in schizophrenia; an unfocused debate on suicide in neurosis & personality disorder; comprehensive coverage of adolescent suicide, & discussion of the detection & management of suicidal people. (GW)