Preparatory and Prior Suicidal Behavior Factors (IN: The Psychology of Suicide: a Clinician’s Guide to Evaluation and Treatment, edited by E S Shneidman, N L Farberow & R E Litman)
Farberow N L
A review of the research on attempted & completed suicide, focussing on adolescents, (divided by the presence or absence of control or comparison groups) opens this chapter. An extensive discussion of risk factors for suicidal behaviours follows, including: indirect self-destructive behaviour, school problems, anti-social behaviour, poor impulse control & acting out, suggestibility, social isolation, running away, & thinking patterns & styles. There is a brief discussion of suicide notes.