Year: 1999 Source: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. p.83-97 SIEC No: 19990257

In this document, Edwin Shneidman outlines the basic psychological factors found in suicidal behaviour. Included is Murray’s Psychological Needs Table, discussions on psychache (psychological pain), and differing approaches to suicidology such as sociological or demographic study fields. As an example of current practices used to treat suicidal behaviour, Shneidman provides the case study and treatment of Beatrice, a young woman with suicidal ideation and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.