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Terror & Suicide



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Terrorism is a form of warfare that has become a global concern in the contemporary world. Terrorism has been practised by a broad array of political organisations for furthering their objectives. Terrorism has existed since the beginning of the history of mankind. Terrorist attacks took place practically in every country in the world. Terrorism is usually a planned, purposeful and premeditated, man made violent act, which is in fact a form of psychological warfare to intimidate people. Terrorist attacks are carried out in such a way as to maximise the severity and length of the psychological impact. This book is mostly dedicated to suicidal terrorism. The impact of terrorist attacks on suicidal behaviour in the general population is also discussed. This book is of interest to physicians, psychologists, other clinicians, and experts in public health management.

Author Biography

Leo Sher, MD is a psychiatrist with a background in internal medicine. His areas of research and clinical expertise include neurobiology, diagnosis, and treatment of mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, alcoholism, and suicidal behavior. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Service at the James J Peters VA Medical Center in New York. He has authored about 600 scientific publications, is a reviewer for numerous medical journals, the recipient of several awards and the first researcher in North America who introduced the use of the combined dexamethasone suppression/corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test for psychiatric purposes. Dr. Sher has experience as a forensic psychiatric expert and consultant.
Release date Australia
May 22nd, 2010
Edited by Alexander Vilens Edited by Leo Sher
Country of Publication
United States
Nova Science Publishers Inc
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