Year: 1993 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.23, no.2, (Summer 1993), p.169-170 SIEC No: 19930396

This book review describes this comprehensive volume by 45 stellar contributors as useful, readable, & timely. It provides an understanding of the population at risk & guidelines to manage self-destructive patients. Clinical data is complemented by in-depth discussions of the validity & reliability of scales used to measure suicide potential. While treatment is not the primary focus of the book, assessment & predicition are fundamental to treatmemt planning & evaluation of care provided.