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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.

Neurobiological Basis of Suicidal Ideation
Neurobiological basis of suicidal ideation
Jitendra KumarTrivedi and SannidhyaVarma

According to the World Health Report 2002, published by WHO (UC Atlas of Global Inequality, 2002), suicide was amongst the top 10 leading causes of death across all age groups in the developed nations in the year 2001. In India, over one lakh lives are lost every year as a result of suicide and this figure does not take into account the gross underreporting (Joseph et al., 2003). According to the National Crime Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India, 2007 (National Crime Bureau, 2007), youths (15–29 years) and lower middle-aged people (30–44 years) were the prime groups taking recourse to the path of suicides. Around ...

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