Year: 1993 Source: Chicago, IL: Exploration Press, 1993. p.47-57 SIEC No: 19940857

This chapter focuses on medical & psychological aspects of suicide. It features a case illustration of a suicidal adolescent boy. As a response to the crisis, the vignette is accompanied by 3 brief explications of different psychotherapeutic approaches: “client-centered,” “cognitive, & “integrative-eclectic” schools of psychotherapy. The chapter also notes that the important role of medication & hospitalization in the treatment of severely depressed & suicidal persons should not be overlooked.