suicidology


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su·i·ci·dol·o·gy

(sū'i-sī-dol'ŏ-jē),
A branch of the behavioral sciences devoted to the study of the nature, causes, and prevention of suicide.
[suicide + G. logos, study]

suicidology

/su·i·ci·dol·o·gy/ (soo″ĭ-sīd-ol´ŏ-je) the study of the causes and prevention of suicide.

suicidology

(so͞o′ĭ-sī-dŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of suicide, suicidal behavior, and suicide prevention.

su′i·cid·ol′o·gist n.

suicidology

[so̅o̅′isīdol′əjē]
Etymology: L, sui + caedere + Gk, logos, science
the study of the prevention and causes of suicide. suicidologist, n.
The formal multidisciplinary study of suicide and suicidal behaviour
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As its name suggests, this is not a textbook but a source book that stimulates thinking about the current state of evidence, furthers literature searches and ways to develop practical perspectives through rigorous research in well-defined clinical or public-health areas related to suicidology.
1) American Association of Suicidology, Suicide Data Page: 2001, prepared by John L.
Despite extensive efforts in this area, research in suicidology has failed to produce an accurate predictive model of suicidal behavior (Kleespies, Deleppo, Gallagher, & Niles, 1999; Maris, Berman, Maltsberger, & Yufit, 1992).
Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology (pp.
In doing so, Garland and van Hooff admittedly follow the earliest pioneers of ancient suicidology, K.
For instance, at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Suicidology (1989) in her keynote address entitled "Gender Socialization and Suicide," President Charlotte Sanborn tied the alleged maleness of suicide to men's socialization, which made it subsequently difficult for them to express a "softer side.
Between 1961 and 1981, according to the American Association of Suicidology, the suicide rate for 15- to 24-year-olds increased 150 percent.
Joiner's "Interpersonal Theory of Suicide," which has taken the field of suicidology by storm.
The deputy, who is also President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, said Pieta House will get the cash to extend their services stateside.
Scott Poland is a contributing writer for DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION and prevention division director for the American Association of Suicidology.
Contributors working in psychiatry, psychology, and suicidology from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand also discuss prevention; the relationship of post-traumatic mood disorder, traumatic brain injury, alcohol abuse, and sleep disturbances to suicidal behavior; and case studies of risk factors in the Swiss system and the Hungarian Defense Force.