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Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People provides a psychometric analysis of various aspects associated with suicidal risk assessment to understand the suicidal personality and predict suicidal behavior. It includes articles by experts in the field covering suicide research carried out globally. The discussion begins with a contextualization of the psychological factors implicated in the aetiology of suicidal behavior with the help of a biopsychosocial model and is followed by an empirical analysis. The theoretical issues are then examined from various perspectives. Some articles also focus on people-at-risk, including individuals suffering from substance abuse and bipolar disorders, security personnel, adolescents, etc.

Suicide: Its Assessment and Prediction
Suicide: Its assessment and prediction
PrithaMukhopadhyay

Multi-faceted problem of suicidal behaviour has been the subject of extensive studies by many researchers (Brown et al., 2000; Goldstein et al., 1991). It has resulted in development of a host of different models, scales of measurement to track and understand the factors responsible for the act of suicide. Although significant risk factors have been identified and models have emerged, no major breakthrough is yet evident to prevent the suicidal behaviour and to help the vulnerable person to cope with suicidal intent and adverse life situations. Perhaps, the root of suicidality is embedded deep in human psyche.

This chapter on assessment starts with an introduction and clinical and empirical approaches to assessment and prediction of suicide, which ...

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