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Suicidality: A Roadmap for Assessment and Treatment

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Suicidality: A Roadmap for Assessment and Treatment

Written by David V. Sheehan MD, MBA and Jennifer M. Giddens

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The search for and development of medications to specifically treat suicidality has lagged behind other major public health conditions. Yet suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the USA and the 15th leading cause of death worldwide. Clinicians and researchers become alarmed when patients discuss suicidality. As a consequence, suicidal individuals are routinely excluded from clinical research studies. There are ethical, institutional, and funding barriers to pursuing research on suicidality. This book lays the foundations for the scientific search and investigation of anti-suicidality medications. We offer new models to more accurately understand and assess suicidality and propose a roadmap to initiate the search for new specific treatments.

Please note: the phenotypic suicidality disorders classification and criteria in this book has been updated with 2 additional suicidality disorders.  This eBook comes with a download of an additional file containing the updated phenotypic classification and criteria for suicidality disorders.

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Chapter 1.1 is available for view in the supplementary resources on ResearchGate.

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