Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Ronald W. Maris, Alan L. Berman, and Morton M. Silverman, 650 pp, with illus, $70, ISBN 1-57230-541-X, New York, NY, The Guilford Press, 2000.
Suicide is a riveting and painful subject. Most mental health professionals and many medical practitioners will have significant encounters with suicidal patients or survivors. The present volume, while part of a long literature on the subject, is a signal contribution to suicidology. It is offered, as its title states, as a comprehensive textbook on the subject. Its three authors and 16 additional contributors provide a carefully laid out work, with a full presentation of the literature and controversies in suicidology.
SuicideComprehensive Textbook of Suicidology. JAMA. 2001;285(10):1362-1363. doi:10.1001/jama.285.10.1362-JBK0314-4-1