Lecture Notes for PSYC 3150 - Abnormal Psychology with Mengel at West Georgia (UWG)

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Material Type:Class Note
Class:PSYC 3150 - Abnormal Psychology
University:University of West Georgia
Term:Fall 2009
  • Sociocultural
  • Particularly
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Environment
  • Pessimistic
  • Biological Model
  • Circumstances
  • Biological Factors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Such Factors
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Suicide Chapter 10 Handouts Slides & Handouts by Karen Clay Rhines, Ph.D. Northampton Community College Comer, Abnormal Psychology, 7e Suicide • Suicide is a leading cause of death in the world • There are about 700,000 people who die from it each year, with more than 31,000 suicides per year in the U.S. alone • Many more (600,000 in the U.S.) unsuccessfully attempt suicide than actually succeed • Such attempts are called “_________________” Comer, Abnormal Psychology, 7e 2 Suicide • It is difficult to obtain accurate figures on suicide rates, and many investigators believe that estimates are often low • • Many “accidents” may be intentional deaths Since suicide is frowned upon in our society, relatives and friends often refuse to acknowledge that loved ones have taken their own lives • Suicide is not classified as a mental disorder in the DSM-IV-TR • While suicide is often linked to depression, about half of all suicides result from other mental disorders or involve ...

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