Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide Risk and Cancer
A review of suicide risks associated with cancer as supported by research literature. Authored by Lourens Schlebusch, Emeritus Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. More
This ebook investigates the intricate link between various types of cancer and suicide risk. Studies reviewed here reveal that there is a high prevalence of suicides among patients with specific cancer types, and that there are several factors which contribute to suicidal ideation. Practical recommendations for clinicians and caregivers are included.
Lourens Schlebusch, Emeritus Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Alan L. Berman, Ph.D., Executive Director, American Association of Suicidology, President, International Association for Suicide Prevention
Maurizio Pompili, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, Sant’ Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA