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Rory C. O'Connor

In: Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-at-Risk

Chapter 1: Psychological Perspectives on Suicidal Behaviour

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Psychological Perspectives on Suicidal Behaviour
Psychological perspectives on suicidal behaviour
Rory C.O'Connor

I can't stop myself thinking, I wish I could turn off, I hate myself, I'm just not good enough, I am tired of life, I've had enough—declares a young man, aged 19 years, who took his own life (O'Connor, unpublished).

It is generally accepted that suicide is the outcome of a complex interplay of aetiological factors which are psychological, biological and social in origin (e.g., Mann et al., 2005). Indeed, in recent years there has been a growth in biopsychosocial models including the diathesis-stress model of suicidal behaviour (e.g., Mann et al., 1999). Exponents of diathesis-stress perspectives argue that the risk of suicide is determined by the interaction of predisposing vulnerabilities and the experience of stress ...

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