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Half in Love with Death: Managing the Chronically Suicidal Patient, Second Edition
Joel Paris, MD
Routledge / Softcover / Jul 2023
9781032335063 (ISBN-10: 1032335068)
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186 pages
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The second edition of Half in Love with Death gives therapists new tools to help manage chronically suicidal patients. Clinicians will learn how to tolerate suicidality, understand the inner world of patients, avoid repeated hospitalizations, and focus on life situations that maintain suicidal ideas and behaviors. This new edition includes a number of major updates and a new chapter on the epidemiology of suicidality.

Each chapter develops a theoretical perspective based on empirical data, and many are illustrated by clinical examples. Topics addressed throughout the text include:

• Distinctions among various types of suicidality
• The inner world of the chronically suicidal patient, with a particular focus on pain, emptiness, and hopelessness
• The relationship between chronic suicidality and personality disorders, especially the category of borderline personality
• The effectiveness of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for chronically suicidal patients
• The risks of litigation in managing this patient population
• This is a crucially important resource for clinicians who treat chronically suicidal patients, one that provides enlightened and evidence-based guidelines.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Suicidality and Suicide.
Chapter 2 Epidemiological and Social Perspectives.
Chapter 3 Myths of Suicide Prevention.
Chapter 4 The Inner World of the Chronically Suicidal Patient. Chapter
5 Suicidality, Development, and the Life Course.
Chapter 6 Chronic Suicidality and Personality Disorders.
Chapter 7 Psychotherapy Research and Chronic Suicidality.
Chapter 8 Pharmacotherapy and Chronic Suicidality.
Chapter 9 Tolerating Chronic Suicidality.
Chapter 10 Managing Chronic Suicidality.
Chapter 11 Suicidality and Litigation.
Chapter 12 Guidelines for Therapists. References. Index.

About the Author

Joel Paris was born in New York City, but has spent most of his life in Canada. He obtained an MD from McGill University, where he also trained in psychiatry. Dr. Paris has served as department chair and is now an emeritus professor of psychiatry. He is a former editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. His main clinical and research interest is in borderline personality disorder, about which he has written over 200 research papers and 25 books. Dr. Paris heads personality disorder clinics at two hospitals in the McGill network.

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