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A psychodynamic approach to suicide

A psychodynamic approach to suicide

Lees, John and Stimpson, Quentin (2007) A psychodynamic approach to suicide. In: Palmer, Stephen, (ed.) Suicide: strategies and interventions for reduction and prevention. Routledge, London, pp. 173-183. ISBN 978-1-58391-994-1

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Abstract

This paper begins by critically exploring Freudian and post-Freudian understandings of suicide while drawing several examples from clinical practice. The paper then reconsiders psychodynamic approaches to suicidal clients from a Levinasian ethical position. Suggests that suicide may be a logical part of what it is to be human, rather than an indication of mental illness.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Pages 173-183 in: Suicide: strategies and interventions for reduction and prevention.
Uncontrolled Keywords: suicide, psychodynamic approaches
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
School of Health & Social Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:07
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2566

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