Year: 1989 Source: Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1989. p.1739-1752 SIEC No: 20040074

This chapter explores the risk factors of suicide, the psychological, biological, & genetic factors that it involves, the effects of physical disorders, depression, alcoholism, personality disorders, & drug dependence on suicidality, & the effective assessment & management of suicidal patients. Rates of suicide & attempted suicide are included, & the relationship between self-injury, attempted suicide, & completed suicide are discussed. (41 refs)