Year: 1981 Source: Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1981. p.26-35 SIEC No: 19920126

This chapter is a revised version of an article written in German in 1976. It notes that little research has been conducted on suicide among cancer patients. It reviews & reports demographic information on suicide studies in which some data related to cancer patients or patients with terminal illnesses was avilable. It discusses depression, indirect life-threatening behaviours, & use of psychopharmacological drugs in treating those with terminal illnesses.