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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.

The Suicidal Soldier
The suicidal soldier
LarsMehlum and LathaNrugham

Epidemiology and empirical research in the fields of mental health, the social sciences and biology have contributed to the increasing recognition of the multi-dimensional and overlapping risk factors of suicidal behaviour. It is common to include the spectrum of suicidal ideation, via deliberate self-harm with either expressed or inferred suicidal intent or suicide when using the term ‘suicidal behaviour’. Completed and attempted suicide share many common aspects: depressive and other psychiatric disorders, psychological aspects such as poorer problem-solving skills and higher levels of impulsitivity, social factors such as adversities during childhood and alcohol habits, and biological factors such as increased age. However, differences between completed suicides and attempted suicides also exist, such as increased vulnerability of the male ...

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