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Suicide: Global Perspectives from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys (Cambridge Medicine (Hardcover))

Suicide: Global Perspectives from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys (Cambridge Medicine (Hardcover))

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Matthew K. Nock, Guilherme Borges, Yutaka Ono
Cambridge University Press, 3/22/2012
EAN 9780521765008, ISBN10: 0521765005

Hardcover, 401 pages, 25.4 x 19.3 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

Suicide is a serious public health problem worldwide, accounting for more loss of life annually than all forms of war and interpersonal violence combined. Despite this fact, suicide remains a poorly understood problem, and progress in understanding suicidal behavior around the globe has been slow. This book represents a major advance in our understanding by reporting the results of the largest, most representative study of suicidal behaviors conducted to date - the WHO World Mental Health Survey Initiative, interviewing more than 100,000 people from 21 countries on 6 continents. Previously unavailable data on the prevalence, onset, persistence, risk, protective factors and treatment of suicidal behaviors are presented and discussed, along with the implications of these findings. This volume provides valuable information for clinicians, scientists, policy-makers and anyone seeking to understand the occurrence of suicidal behavior worldwide.

Acknowledgements
Part I. Introduction
1. Global perspectives on suicidal behavior Matthew K. Nock, Guilherme Borges and Yutaka Ono
2. The epidemiology of suicide and suicidal behavior Matthew K. Nock, Guilherme Borges, Evelyn J. Bromet, Christine B. Cha, Ronald C. Kessler and Sing Lee
3. Methods of the World Mental Health Surveys Ronald C. Kessler, Janet Harkness, Steven G. Heeringa, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Guilherme Borges, Yutaka Ono and Matthew K. Nock
Part II. Prevalence and Course of Suicidal Behavior
4. Prevalence, onset, and transitions among suicidal behaviors Guilherme Borges, Wai Tat Chiu, Irving Hwang, Bharat N. Panchal, Yutaka Ono, Nancy A. Sampson, Ronald C. Kessler and Matthew K. Nock
5. Persistence of suicidal behaviors over time Ronald C. Kessler, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Guilherme Borges, Wai Tat Chiu, John Fayyad, Mark Oakley Browne, Yutaka Ono, Nancy A. Sampson, Alan M. Zaslavsky and Matthew K. Nock
Part III. Lifetime Risk Factors for Suicidal Behavior
6. Sociodemographic risk factors for suicidal behavior
results from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys Matthew K. Nock, Charlene A. Deming, Christine B. Cha, Wai Tat Chiu, Irving Hwang, Nancy A. Sampson, Hristo Hinkov, Jean-Pierre Lépine, Yutaka Ono and Annette Beautrais
7. Parental psychopathology and the risk of suicidal behavior Oye Gureje, Bibilola Oladeji, Charlene A. Deming, Wai Tat Chiu, Jordi Alonso, Guilherme Borges, Yanling He, Irving Hwang, Viviane Kovess-Masféty, José Posada-Villa, Nancy A. Sampson, Ronald C. Kessler and Matthew K. Nock
8. Childhood adversities as risk factors for onset and persistence of suicidal behavior Ronny Bruffaerts, Koen Demyttenaere, Laura Helena Andrade, Guilherme Borges, Wai Tat Chiu, Ron de Graaf, Charlene A. Deming, Irving Hwang, Nancy A. Sampson, David R. Williams, Ronald C. Kessler and Matthew K. Nock
9. Traumatic events and suicidal behavior Dan J. Stein, Wai Tat Chiu, Irving Hwang, Guilherme Borges, Yueqin Huang, Herbert Matschinger, Johan Ormel, Nancy A. Sampson, Maria Carmen Viana, Ronald C. Kessler and Matthew K. Nock
10. Mental disorders and comorbidity
results from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys Matthew K. Nock, Charlene A. Deming, Wai Tat Chiu, Irving Hwang, Matthias Angermeyer, Guilherme Borges, Annette Beautrais, Maria Carmen Viana, Elie George Karam, Norito Kawakami, Nancy A. Sampson, Thatikonda Padma Sudhakar and Ronald C. Kessler
11. Chronic physical conditions and the onset of suicidal behavior Kate M. Scott, Wai Tat Chiu, Irving Hwang, Guilherme Borges, Silvia Florescu, Daphna Levinson, Josep Maria Haro, Nancy A. Sampson, Ronald C. Kessler and Matthew K. Nock
12. Integrative models of suicidal behavior Matthew K. Nock, Jordi Alonso, Guilherme Borges, Somnath Chatterji, Charlene A. Deming, Wai Tat Chiu, Irving Hwang, Yutaka Ono and Nancy A. Sampson
Part IV. 12-Month Risk Factors and Treatment
13. Prevalence and identification of groups at risk for 12-month suicidal behavior in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys Guilherme Borges, Josep Maria Haro, Wai Tat Chiu, Irving Hwang, Giovanni de Girolamo, Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Nancy A. Sampson, David R. Williams and Matthew K. Nock
14. Treatment of suicidal persons around the world Ronny Bruffaerts, Koen Demyttenaere, Guilherme Borges, Wai Tat Chiu, Viviane Kovess-Masféty, Oye Gureje, Irving Hwang, Carmen Lara, Nancy A. Sampson, Maria Carmen Viana and Matthew K. Nock
Part V. Conclusions and Future Directions
15. Research, clinical, and policy implications of the World Mental Health Surveys findings on suicidal behavior Evelyn J. Bromet
16. Conclusions and future directions Matthew K. Nock, Guilherme Borges and Yutaka Ono
Index.