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Editors: Leo Sher (Columbia University, New York, USA and Alexander Vilens (Relational Architects International, Hoboken, NJ, USA)
Book Description:
Suicidal behavior is a critical problem in the military, among civilians during a war and among returning war veterans. Millions of people around the world were involved in many wars and military conflicts during the past 100 years. Nowadays, suicidal behavior is a critical problem among soldiers and marines deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and returning war veterans. The U.S. Army's top Medical Officer has been reported as saying that commanders are seeking ways to address the alarming increase in suicides, including looking to their counterparts in the Air Force and in civilian agencies. This book is dedicated to the relationship between war and suicidal behavior. The relationship between war and suicide is perplex. Understanding the impact of war on suicidal behavior in the military, among civilians and war veterans is an important challenge for future research. This book is of interest to physicians, psychologists, other clinicians, experts in public health management, military people and war veterans.

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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-vii

Part I. War, Human Behavior and Suicide

Chapter 1. Understanding human behavior during war, pp. 3-16
(Dusica Lecic-Tosevski, Saveta Draganic-Gajic, Milica Pejovic-Milovancevic, Institute of Mental Health, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 2. People act, people make wars, people react: Understanding human behavior during war, pp. 17-25
(Marco Sarchiapone, Sanja Temnik, Federica Limongi, Vladimir Carli;
University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy; University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia; Leonardo Foundation for Medical Science, General Hospital, Abano Terme, Italy)

Chapter 3. War, massive social change and suicide, pp. 27-42
(Said Shahtahmasebi, The Good Life Research Centre Trust, Rangiora, North Canterbury, New Zealand)

Chapter 4. War and depression, pp. 43-56
(Amra Zalihic, Dino Zalihic, Health Care Center Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Mostar University, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Chapter 5. Mental disorder, War and suicide, pp. 57-62
(Chaslav Loncar, Tomislav Franic, University Hospital Split, Split, Croatia)

Chapter 6. They also serve who only stand and wait: Suicide in wartime civilian populations, pp. 63-71
(Wally Barr, Maria Leitner, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom; InfotechUK Research Ltd., Wildboarclough, Cheshire, UK)

Chapter 7. The Netherlands and World War II, Jews and suicide, pp. 73-92
(Wout Ultee, Ruud Luijkx, Frank van Tubergen, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands; Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Part II. Stress and Suicide

Chapter 8. Stress and suicidal behavior, pp. 95-112
(Eduardo J. Aguilar, Samuel G. Siris, Enrique Baca-García, Hospital de Sagunt, Sagunto (Valencia), Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Madrid, Spain; Zucker-Hillside Hospital, North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System. Glen Oaks, New York, USA; Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Columbia University, New York, NY, USA)

Chapter 9. Post traumatic stress disorder and suicidal behavior, pp. 113-139
(Maurizio Pompili, Alberto Forte, Enrica De Simoni, Ludovica Telesforo, David Lester, Roberto Tatarelli, Stefano Ferracuti,
Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy; Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ, USA)

Chapter 10. Medicalization of distress: Pros and cons, pp. 141-153
(Edith van’t Hof, Dan J. Stein, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa)

Part III. War and Children

Chapter 11. Bio-behavioral consequences of traumatic stress in childhood and adolescence: the effects of war on children’s mental health, growth and development, pp. 157-171
(Panagiota Pervanidou, Gerasimos Kolaitis, George P. Chrousos,
Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece; Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 12. Trauma and posttraumatic stress in child soldiers of World War II, pp. 173-177
(Philipp Kuwert, Harald J. Freyberger, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany)

Part IV. Physical injury and suicide

Chapter 13. Combat related physical injury and suicidal behavior, pp. 181-188
(Abel Koshy, West London Mental Health NHS Trust, London, UK)

Chapter 14. Deployment-acquired TBI and suicidality: risk and assessment, pp. 189-202
(Lisa A. Brenner, Beeta Y. Homaifar, Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA; University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA; School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, USA; Craig Hospital, Englewood, Colorado, USA)

Chapter 15. Preventing suicidal behavior after traumatic brain injury, pp. 203-217
(Arja Mainio, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland)

Part V. Suicide in War Veterans

Chapter 16. Suicide in veterans, pp. 221-234
(David While, Navneet Kapur, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK)

Chapter 17. Suicidal behavior in war veterans, pp. 235-248
(Sandeep Grover, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India)

Chapter 18. The interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behaviors as an explanation of suicide among war veterans, pp. 249-264
(Lindsey L. Monteith, Kelly L. Green, Amanda R. Mathew, and Jeremy W. Pettit, University of Houston, Texas, USA)

Chapter 19. The concept of post-traumatic mood disorder and its relation to suicidal behavior in war veterans, pp. 265-276
(Leo Sher, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA)

Chapter 20. Locating now: on historical trauma and the confusion of identity, pp. 277-284
(Shelly Ben David, New York, NY, USA)

Index pp.285-306

      Psychiatry - Theory, Applications and Treatments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 313
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-978-5
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