Suicidal Behaviour: Underlying dynamics is a wide ranging collection of articles that builds upon an earlier volume by the same editor (Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of people-at-risk, 2010) and delves deeper into the dynamics of suicide by synthesizing significant psychological and interdisciplinary perspectives. The volume brings together varied conceptualizations by scholars across disciplines from around the globe, thereby adding on to the available theoretical understandings as well as providing research based inputs for practitioners in the field of suicidal behaviour.
This book contains sixteen chapters divided into two broad sections. The volume opens with a discussion about the Theoretical Underpinnings of suicidal behaviour spread through the initial eight chapters that conceptualize the phenomenon from different vantage points of genetics, personality theory, cognitive and affective processes, stress and assessment theories. The second section brings in the Varied Research Evidences and Assessment Perspectives from different populations and groups. Building upon the theoretical foundations the chapters in this section discuss the nuances of dealing with suicidal behaviours among sexual minority populations, alcoholics, military personnel, and within in specific socio-cultural groups. The section closes with an intense focus on a significant issue encountered often in clinical practice, that of assessment of suicide risk, and ways of resolving the cultural, ethical and legal dilemmas.
Table of Contents
Part I: Theoretical Underpinnings 1.Conceptualizing Suicidal Behaviour: Understanding and Prevention Hardeep Lal Joshi, Vijay Parkash and Updesh Kumar 2.Genetics of Suicidal Behaviour Marco Sarchiapone and Miriam Iosue 3.Suicidality and Personality: Linking Pathways Vijay Parkash and Updesh Kumar 4.Role of Emotion Dysregulation in Suicidality Michael D. Anestis 5.The Role of Aggression and Impulsivity in Suicide Attempts and In Suicide Completion Yari Gvion and Alan Apter 6.Psychosocial Stress and Suicidal Behaviour Vsevolod A. Rozanov 7.From Social Adversity to Psychological Pain: A Pathway to Suicide Emilie Olié and Philippe Courtet 8.Clustering and Contagion of Suicidal Behaviour Ella Arensman and Carmel McAuliffe Part II: Varied Research Evidences & Assessment Perspectives 9.Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour among Sexual Minority Youth: Correlates, Vulnerabilities, and Protective Factors Samantha Pflum, Peter Goldblum, Bruce Bongar, Kaitlin Venema and Joseph Tomlins 10.Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Suicidal Behaviour with a Special Focus on Hungary – Understanding the Variations Zoltán Rihmer, Xenia Gonda and Péter Döme 11.Suicide in the United States Military Tracy A. Clemans and Craig J. Bryan 12.Contribution of Alcohol in Suicide Mortality in Eastern Europe Yury E. Razvodovsky 13.Media Representation of Suicide in Various Societies: A Critical Review Qijin Cheng and Paul Yip Siu Fai 14.Formal Assessment of Suicide Risk Bruce Bongar, Elvin Sheykhani, Uri Kugel and David Giannini 15.Cultural Competent Suicide Assessment Uri Kugel, Lori Holleran, Kasie Hummel, Joyce Chu, Peter Goldblum and Bruce Bongar 16.Ethical and Legal Issues in Dealing with Suicidal Behaviour Swati Mukherjee and Updesh Kumar
Updesh Kumar is Scientist ‘F’ and Head, Mental Health Division, Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi.