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Understanding Suicide


Suicide is a particularly awful way to die: the mental suffering leading up to it is usually prolonged, intense, and unpalliated..." -Not easy reading, either in subject or style, but you'll understand suicide better and be jolted by the intensity of depression that drives young people to it.
Kay Redfield Jamison
From the editor: A groundbreaking look at suicide from the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind. Dr. Jamison, Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an authority on depressive illness, brings together historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides. With suicide rates for Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five on the increase, Redfield's book provides critical reading for anyone wanting to understand this devastating problem.

Jamison discusses manic-depression, suicide in different cultures and eras, suicide notes (they "promise more than they deliver"), methods, preventive treatments, and the devastating effects on loved ones. She explores what type of person commits suicide, and why, and when. She illustrates her points with detailed anecdotes about people who have attempted or committed suicide, some famous, some ordinary, many of them young...

Pages: 448
Special Interest: Suicide, Death, Psychology, Mental Health, Culture, Social Issues.


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Suicide is a particularly awful way to die: the mental suffering leading up to it is usually prolonged, intense, and unpalliated" -Not easy reading, either in subject or style, but you'll understand suicide better and be jolted by the intensity of depression that drives young people to it.

Kay Redfield Jamison

From the editor:

A groundbreaking look at suicide from the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind. Dr. Jamison, Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an authority on depressive illness, brings together historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides. With suicide rates for Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five on the increase, Redfield's book provides critical reading for anyone wanting to understand this devastating problem.

Jamison discusses manic-depression, suicide in different cultures and eras, suicide notes (they "promise more than they deliver"), methods, preventive treatments, and the devastating effects on loved ones. She explores what type of person commits suicide, and why, and when. She illustrates her points with detailed anecdotes about people who have attempted or committed suicide, some famous, some ordinary, many of them young...

    Pages: 448

    Special Interest: Suicide, Death, Psychology, Mental Health, Culture, Social Issues.


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