This vital resource--edited by Harvard Medical School's Douglas Jacobs, a nationally recognized expert on suicide and depression--is the definitive guide for helping mental health professionals determine the risk for suicide and appropriate interventions for suicidal or at-risk patients. Created primarily for mental health clinicians (with several chapters directed toward primary care physicians), the book is a hands-on guide for those who are often the first line of defense for assessing if a patient or client is suicidal.
"The Harvard Guide puts the best and the brightest of consultingsuicidologists on the practicing clinician's bookshelf, . . . .must-read." (Lanny Berman, executive director, American Associationof Suicidology)
"[This book] presents the most up-to-date material and combinesthis framework with practical suggestions for the clinician. Thisis sure to become a classic." (Alan F. Schatzberg, Kenneth T.Norris, Jr. Professor and chairman, Department of Psychiatry andBehavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine)
"The threat of suicide is riveting; its reality is devastating; itis our life-or-death clinical challenge. This volume is thesingularly comprehensive, authoritative, definitive, and usefultext on suicide. We are now strengthened for our work." (Jerrold F.Rosenbaum, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard MedicalSchool)
"For the clinician needing help with a suicidal patient?this isyour book. For the student or researcher seeking the state of theart on suicide?this is your book." (Robert M. A. Hirschfeld, TitusHarris Distinguished Professor and chair, Department of Psychiatryand Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch atGalveston)
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