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.

Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour among Asian Adolescents

Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour among Asian Adolescents

Suicidal ideation and behaviour among asian adolescents
Angel Nga-manLeung, Cathy Yui-chiFong and Catherine AlexandraMcBride-Chang

Suicide is a major issue of concern among adolescents worldwide. This chapter is an attempt to focus on trends related to suicide and suicidal ideation among teenagers in Asia. Besides this overview, adequate consideration will be given to different factors related to adolescent suicide trends, encompassing psychological, environmental and socio-cultural influences. Among these, Internet stands out as particularly important for clinicians and researchers to consider in future studies. Although parts of this chapter will highlight issues that are of particular concern for Asian adolescents, some findings seem relatively universal across societies. Suicide research on adolescents from across the globe will be reviewed here, but with the ...

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