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Table of Contents
2. The Theoretical Construction of Suicidology
II. Data, Research, Assessment
3. Grounding Suicidology in Empirical Evidence
4. Measurement: Risk Factors and Risk Assessment
III. Sociodemographic Issues
5. Age, Lifespan, and Suicidal Careers
6. A Phallocentric Focus: Sex, Gender, and Marital Status
7. Social versus Individual Facts: Social Relations, Work, and the Economy
8. International Variation in Suicide
9. Who Makes Suicide Attempts, How, and What Do Suicide Notes Say about Them?
IV. Major Mental Disorders, Biology, Neurobiology
10. The Most Important Suicide Risk Factor: Mental Disorder
11. Major Depression: Undiagnosed and Untreated
12. Bipolar Disorder: A Suicidogenic Cycle of Despair
13. Schizophrenia: Bizarre and Psychotic Suicides
14. Personality Disorders: Borderline, Antisocial, and Obsessive–Compulsive Personalities
15. The Second Most Important Suicide Risk Factor: Alcoholism and Other Substance Abuse
16. Suicidal Biogenics of the Brain: Biology, Genetics, and Neurobiology
V. Religion, Culture, History, Ethics
17. God, the Afterlife, Religion, and Culture
18. How Did Suicide Evolve?: Suicide in History and Art
19. Is Suicide Ever the Right Thing to Do?: Ethical Issues, Euthanasia, and Rational Suicide
VI. Special Topics
20. Suicide in the Military: War, Aggression, and PTSD
21. Murder–Suicide: Why Take Someone with You?
22. Jail and Prison Suicides: Confinement, Rage, and Target Reduction
VII. Treatment and Prevention
23. What Are We Going to Do about Suicide?: Treatment and Intervention I. Pharmacology
24. What Are We Going to do about Suicide?: Treatment and Intervention II. Psychotherapy
25. Prevention: Can Suicides Be Stopped or Reduced?
26. Postvention and Survivors: Death May Solve the Suicide’s Problems, but What about Those Left Behind?
27. Forensic Suicidology: A Tort Is the Oldest Antidepressant
VIII. Summary and Conclusions
28. What Have We Learned?
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