This practical guide reviews current knowledge regarding the biological, psychological and social risk factors for adolescent suicide. Contains clinical guidelines for a variety of treatment modalities such as crisis intervention; psychopharmacological management; intervention; family-centered, psychodynamic, cognitive/behavior and group therapies. Features a program for increasing adolescent participation in outpatient therapy and considers possible future directions of treatment.
Table of contents
Partial table of contents:
Treating Suicidal Adolescents: Is It Really Worth It?
Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents: A Review of Risk and ProtectiveFactors (D. Grosz, et al.).
DIAGNOSIS, ASSESSMENT, AND CRISIS INTERVENTION.
Assessment and Prediction of Suicide Risk in Adolescents (A.Leenaars & D. Lester).
Crisis Intervention with Suicidal Adolescents: A View from theEmergency Room (R. Catenaccio).
Immediately After the Attempt: Evaluation and Brief Therapy on aMedical Ward (E. Dulit).
Psychodynamic Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters (D.Jobes).
Group Treatment of Suicidal Adolescents (S. Aronson & S.Scheidlinger).
Adolescent Suicide: Diagnosis, Psychopharmacology, andPsychotherapeutic Management (J. Kahn, et al.).
Summary and Future Directions (J. Zimmerman).