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The problem of suicide continues to be a difficult one for the clinician, either in primary care or psychiatry. It also presents a continuing problem in public health for our society: The rate of suicides in the United States remains at 10 to 12 per 100 000, but the rate of suicide attempts is ten times greater.
The author, a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in suicidology, presents a lucid and complete survey of attitudes toward self-destruction throughout history and in many different cultures, including pre-Columbian, Egyptian, Sumerian, Hellenic, Roman, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Western European cultures. He
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Art and the Wish to Die.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:825-826. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-2-825_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(2):825-826.
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