- Subject index
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.
Chapter 7: Gender Issues in Suicide Risk Factor Assessment
Gender Issues in Suicide Risk Factor Assessment
In the developed Western countries the number of men committing suicide is three times more than that of women. However, women are more likely to attempt suicide than men (Kaplan and Sadock, 2003). This is not a recent phenomenon, as in the nineteenth century Durkheim (1897) pointed out a similar gap in suicide mortality among men and women; but the difference became more apparent in the last decades of the twentieth century. There are many ways to explain why completed suicides are more prevalent in men; however, they do not explain the relatively low female suicide rates all over the world. Two approaches arise about gender differences in suicide: ...