By Anthony Spirito, James C. Overholser

Evaluating and Treating Adolescent Suicide Attempters offers a accomplished evaluate of the emotional, behavioral and cognitive features of youngsters who've tried suicide. each one bankruptcy opens with a case learn vignette from the author's vast scientific records by way of a precis of the empirical literature. evaluation and remedy practices shut each one bankruptcy. whereas suicide is the 3rd greatest killer of teenagers, so much suicide makes an attempt don't bring about demise. accordingly the remedy of the suicide attempter following the test turns into an important a part of the clinician's paintings with those kids. in addition, the precursors and behavioral markers for a suicide try out turn into vital indications for the college counselor, formative years employee, or therapist. This publication additionally contain evaluate measures to exploit whilst comparing a youngster who has tried suicide.

  • Includes an summary type of an evaluation battery for teenagers who've tried suicide
  • Analyzes and discusses therapy and case studies
  • Presents designated descriptions of particular treatment strategies helpful with youngsters who try suicide
  • Includes succinct experiences of the literature, how one can degree appropriate components regarding suicidal habit, tips for clinicians, and reports of pertinent evaluate measures

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It is most important to understand how upset the adolescent is about the precipitant of the attempt rather than to make a judgment about its seriousness. Therefore, when evaluating an attempt of low lethality, clinicians need to consider other aspects of the attempt, particularly intentionality, and not be misled by Precursors to Adolescent Suicide Attempts 35 the low-risk nature of an attempt method. More important, attempts of high lethality associated with completed suicide, such as attempts by hanging and firearms, need to be considered very seriously.

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