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psychological autopsy

Avery D. Weisman

psychological autopsy

a study of the terminal phase of life

by Avery D. Weisman

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Published by Community mental health journal in [New York .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Psychological autopsy,
  • Older people -- Psychology

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 58-59.

    Statementby Avery D. Weisman [and] Robert Kastenbaum.
    SeriesCommunity mental health journal monograph no. 4, Community mental health journal. Monograph series,, no. 4
    ContributionsKastenbaum, Robert, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF789.D4 W36
    The Physical Object
    Pagination59 p.
    Number of Pages59
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5612469M
    LC Control Number68020397

    Pioneered by 's psychologists Shneidman and Earberow and medical examiner Murphy of the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center, psychological autopsy is the examination of a subject's mental state prior to death. It is called for in the event of unusual or inexplicable circumstances present at the time of . Psychological Autopsy Studies of Suicide: A Systematic Review Article Literature Review (PDF Available) in Psychological Medicine 33(3) May .

    “These are much more than police inquiries,” said Antoon Leenaars, author of the book “The Psychological Autopsy” and a clinical and forensic psychologist based in Windsor, Ont. This study uses the methods and procedures of psychological autopsy to portray the life of an academically gifted college student who completed suicide. The study is unique in that it follows the subject across his 21 years of life, highlighting relevant milestones and significant stages and events. A comprehensive view of the life and death of a gifted student is offered through both.

    The psychological autopsy is a procedure for investigating a person's death by reconstructing what the person thought, felt, and did preceding his or her death. This reconstruction is based upon information gathered from personal documents, police reports, medical and coroner's records, and face-to-face interviews with families, friends, and. Learn Psychological autopsy with free interactive flashcards. Choose from 50 different sets of Psychological autopsy flashcards on Quizlet.


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"The Psychological Autopsy is a powerful addition to the field and a fountain of knowledge for the reader. This book is destined to become a classic in the field. It is not only a topic that is needed, but it is an exceedingly well documented, well written, and theoretically sound book.5/5(1).

Psychological Autopsy of Elvis Presley is an interesting and thought-provoking read. I am certainly a layperson in the field of psychology and analysis, but I still was drawn into the text and learned a great deal as I read.

Author Ronan's hypothesis is that a human being's history of losses and resulting trauma can influence his or her own death.4/4(8). Psychological autopsy allows identification of recurring factors associated with suicide. Numerous epidemiological investigations (prospective studies, cohort follow-up for patients that are hospitalized and/or present a particular pathology, retrospective studies based on medical history) have made it possible to establish that the majority of suicides occur in a context of psychological.

In the wake of a suicide, a psychological autopsy can be the most important, effective tool for gathering information and providing answers.

In this lesson, we will define psychological autopsy. psychological autopsy: A procedure for investigating a person's death by reconstructing what the person thought, felt, and did before death, based on information gathered from personal documents, police reports, medical and coroner's records, and face-to-face interviews with families, friends, and others who had contact with the person before.

Verdict: Psychological Autopsy of Elvis Presley is a technically challenging and thought provoking exploration of the psychological conditions and emotional vulnerabilities that shaped Elvis as a person, leading to his loneliness and dependency on prescription medication, and eventually his death.

Some readers will find the book hard-going. A rather large amount of information must be collected in order to perform a psychological autopsy. Some of this information is personal information (any history of drug/alcohol abuse, known stresses, lifestyle, relationships, etc), biographical information (birth date, occupation, marital or relationship status), any secondary information (criminal record, family history), and information.

A psychological autopsy approach helps to reconstruct an individual's life style, thoughts, feelings, personal relationships, personality traits, and behavior manifested prior the suicide (Gavin. Whereas a medical autopsy is essentially a physical examination of the deceased, a psychological autopsy (P.A) is essentially a mental state examination of the deceased.

The psychological autopsy evolved as a method to help clarify cause of death, particularly in the estimated 20% of cases presented to a medical examiner/coroner where precise. “These are much more than police inquiries,” said Antoon Leenaars, author of the book “The Psychological Autopsy” and a clinical and forensic psychologist based in Windsor, Ont.

Leenaars, who wrote the book, The Psychological Autopsy, said the aim of the investigation is to construct a robust and detailed portrait of an individual, with the hope of.

The psychological autopsy (PA) is a procedure that assists in the classification of “equivocal deaths”—note that this term is used throughout this article to indicate situations in which the manner of death (e.g., suicide, accident, other) is uncertain or not immediately clear.

The procedure involves a. The first European psychological autopsy study was conducted by Barraclough and coworkers in West Sussex and Portsmouth in England in –69, carefully examining consecutive suicides 〚5〛.Since then, several psychological autopsy studies have been conducted in a number of countries in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, Israel, Taiwan and by: The best way to grasp the essence of death scene investigation (DSI) is to witness its application, called the psychological autopsy, by an expert forensic scientist/clinician.

This remarkable book affords the opportunity to delve into the challenges that the forensic mental health specialist and public safety professional confront in : Antoon Leenaars.

Eur Psychiatry. Nov;16(7) Psychological autopsy studies--a review. Isometsä ET(1). Author information: (1)Mood Disorders & Suicide Research Unit, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie FIN Helsinki, Finland.

[email protected] Psychological autopsy is one of the most valuable tools of research on Cited by: cal autopsy to criminal cases.

The article concludes with a discussion of the is- sues raised in the use of the psychological autopsy during expert testimony and the considerations that should be addressed by an expert witness contemplating the use of the psychological autopsy method. Until recently, suicide was treated in a number of Western Cited by: The psychological autopsy has become an essential part of the evaluation of manner of death in difficult forensic cases.

Through careful assessment of scene investigation, autopsy findings, the decedent’s psychological background, presence or absence of risk factors for suicide, and other information, mental health professionals can provide significant insight into the decedent’s state of Author: Linda E.

Weinberger, Timothy E. Botello, Bruce H. Gross. DOI link for The Psychological Autopsy. The Psychological Autopsy book.

A Roadmap for Uncovering the Barren Bones of the Suicide's Mind. By Antoon Leenaars. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 10 February Pub. location New York. Imprint : Antoon Leenaars.

Psychological Autopsy & Death Investigation by Ronald Wm. Maris, Ph.D. (This instrument is intended for the retrospective examination of scientific evidence relevant to manner of death determination, with a special focus on the causal relationship of psychotropic drugs to death outcome; especially to violent, non-natural death)File Size: KB.

In theory, psychological autopsy is an attempt to dissect the thoughts and psychology that led a person to attempt something as extreme as suicide. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) points out that it involves collecting information and data from family and friends of the person in : Rosheena Zehra.

"The Psychological Autopsy is a powerful addition to the field and a fountain of knowledge for the reader. This book is destined to become a classic in the field!

It is not only a topic that is needed, but it is an exceedingly well documented, well written, and theoretically sound book.The End of Gender: A Psychological Autopsy (Book Review) Author: Thurer, Shari Publisher: Routledge Reviewed By: Sharon Farber, PhD, Vol. XXVII, 1 (Winter ), pp. Both the cover and the title of Shari Thurer’s book may strike the reader as provocative, offensive, confrontational.

As I read the book, I found myself challenged.The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network is a proud co-host of the Psychological Autopsy Certification Training (PACT) course scheduled for Tuesday, Ma and Wednesday, Maat the Non-Profit Conference Center l ocated within Building B, Plus Park Boulevard, Suit ein Nashville.

Dr. Alan "Lanny" Berman, Executive Director of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS.