Autopsy of A Suicidal Mind

Autopsy of A Suicidal Mind

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"In this scientific study, Edwin S. Shneidman, a founder of the field of suicidology, assembles an extraordinary cast of eight renowned experts to analyze the suicidal materials, including a ten-page suicide note, given to him by a distraught mother looking for insights into her son's tragic death. The psychological autopsy centers on the interviews conducted by Shneidman with Arthur's mother, father, brother, sister, best friend, ex-wife, girlfriend, psychotherapist, and attending physician." "This book is the first of its kind and a remarkable contribution to the study of suicide. Mental health professionals, students of human nature, and persons whose lives have been touched by this merciless topic will be mesmerized and enlightened by this unique volume. An epistemological tour de force, it will speak to anyone who is concerned with human self-destruction."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780195172737
0195172736
Branch Call Number: RC569 .S468 2004
Characteristics: xx, 177 p. ; 25 cm

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