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 Risk in Bipolar Disorder

Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder

Suicide risk in bipolar disorder
MaurizioPompili, MarcoInnamorati, EnricaDe Simoni, IlariaFalcone, GasparePalmieri, LauraSapienza and RobertoTatarelli

Bipolar disorders (BD) are of particular public health significance as they are prevalent, severe and disabling. A review of the literature, published between 1988 and 2002, indicated that the lifetime prevalence rate of DSM-III or DSM-III-R diagnosed bipolar I (BD-I) and bipolar II (BD-II) in the population of the United States, the Netherlands and Hungary was 0.8–3.0, 0.2–2.0, and 4.4–15.8, respectively (Rihmer and Angst, 2005). Miklowitz and Johnson (2006), using data from the National Comorbidity Survey replication, estimated a lifetime prevalence rate of 3.9 percent for BD-I and BD-II (Kessler et al., 2005). However, prevalence of BDs much depends on the different criteria for diagnosis used in the ...

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