Sources for Further Study

Durkheim, Fmile. Suicide. Reprint. Glencoe, Ill.: Free Press, 1951. In this work, originally published in 1897, Durkheim introduced his classification system of suicide types—altruistic, egoistic, and anomic suicides— and examined the relationship of suicide to isolation and recent loss. Fremouw, William J., Maria de Perczel, and Thomas E. Ellis. Suicide Risk: Assessment and Response Guidelines. New York: Pergamon, 1990. This book presents useful guidelines, based on both research and clinical practice, for working with suicidal individuals. Hawton, Keith. Suicide and Attempted Suicide Among Children and A^dolescents. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1986. This work overviews research results concerning the causes of youth suicide and treatment programs for suicidal youngsters. Holinger, Paul C., and J. Sandlow. "Suicide." In Violent Deaths in the United States, edited by Paul C. Holinger. New York: Guilford Press, 1987. This chapter presents epidemiological information on suicide in the United

States, from 1900 to 1980. It also addresses demographic variables and their relationship to suicide.

Lann, Irma S., Eve K. Moscicki, and Ronald Maris, eds. Strategies for Studying Suicide and Suicidal Behavior. New York: Guilford Press, 1989. This book examines the various research methods used to study suicide. Considers the relative strengths and weaknesses and offers examples of each method.

Lester, David, ed. Current Concepts of Suicide. Philadelphia: Charles Press, 1990. A useful overview of research results on the possible causes of suicide and on programs designed both to prevent suicide and to treat suicidal patients.

Peck, Michael L., Norman L. Farberow, and Robert E. Litman, eds. Youth Suicide. New York: Springer, 1985. A useful overview of the psychological influences on youth suicide and on the treatment and prevention programs that have been used with suicidal youths.

Shneidman, Edwin S., Norman L. Farberow, and Robert E. Litman. The Psychology of Suicide. New York: Science House, 1970. This is a collection of articles, some of which are now regarded as classics in the study of suicide.

Stengel, Erwin. Suicide and Attempted Suicide. Rev. ed. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1973. This classic work summarizes the demographic and psychological variables that were known at the time to be associated with suicide.

Michael Wierzbicki

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