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The Commonalities of Suicide across the Life Span

  • Edwin S. Shneidman

Abstract

To be a pristine suicidologist, one may have to be a radical mentalist. In other words—given the obvious (and perhaps banal) fact that there are biological structures and physiological concomitants—suicide is an act of volition and frustrated psychological needs, and that the very core of suicide always relates to overwhelming psychological pain.

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Negative Press Tunnel Vision Psychological Pain Commit Suicide Suicidal Event 
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© Edwin S. Shneidman 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edwin S. Shneidman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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