Year: 1994 Source: 6p. SIEC No: 19940773

This chapter examines critically a number of issues related to suicidal behaviour & its prevention. Comment is made on the basic epidemiological data upon which many premises are made; on suicide in the young; on the prediction of suicide; & on various treatment approaches. 3 vignettes are presented which illustrate the frustrations clinicians may experience when treating suicidal patients.