Understanding Suicide

From Diagnosis to Personalized Treatment

  • Philippe Courtet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Diagnostic and Clinical issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lucas Giner, Julio A. Guija, Christopher W. Root, Enrique Baca-Garcia
      Pages 3-17
    3. Jorge Lopez-Castroman, Emilie Olié, Philippe Courtet
      Pages 19-28
    4. Kseniya Yershova, Adam Lesser, Katherine Logan, Kelly Posner
      Pages 29-41
    5. Zoltan Rihmer, Xenia Gonda
      Pages 43-51
    6. Hilario Blasco-Fontecilla
      Pages 53-61
    7. L. Jehel, R. Arnal, D. Carmelo, N. Howard
      Pages 63-73
  3. Biomarkers of Suicide (Advances in Biology of Suicide)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Hilario Blasco-Fontecilla, Maria A. Oquendo
      Pages 77-83
    3. Eugene Lin, Shih-Jen Tsai
      Pages 85-95
    4. Gustavo Turecki
      Pages 97-110
    5. Déborah Ducasse, Chloé Girod, Philippe Courtet
      Pages 111-133
    6. Anthony J. Gifuni, Fabrice Jollant
      Pages 135-145
    7. E. Olié
      Pages 147-154
    8. Bun-Hee Lee, Yong-Ku Kim
      Pages 155-176
  4. Neo-Durkheimian View: From Society to Groups at Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Marta Miret, Pilar López-García
      Pages 191-198
    3. Emilie Olié, David Travers, Jorge Lopez-Castroman
      Pages 199-210

About this book


In this book international experts address a range of key current issues relating to suicide. The opening chapters discuss nosology, definitions, clinical determinants, and conceptual models of the suicide process and consider the evidence regarding potential biomarkers of suicide risk based on neuroscientific research.  Adopting a neo-Durkheimian perspective, the role of various social factors in the genesis of suicidal behavior is then explored in depth. Practical user-friendly tools that facilitate risk assessment by clinicians are provided, and detailed consideration is given to efficient and innovative strategies for the prevention of suicide and the treatment of suicidal behavior, such as psychotherapy, psychopharmacological approaches, and effective organization of care, including surveillance and the use of online tools. The final part of the book focuses on the need for and development of a personalized approach within the field of suicide prevention. Understanding Suicide will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health professionals, general practitioners, researchers in suicidology, and students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Courtet
    • 1
  1. 1.Academic Hospital of MontpellierUniversity of MontpellierMontpellierFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26282-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26280-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26282-6
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