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This ebook discusses the suicide risks associated with breast augmentation as demonstrated by recent research studies. The authors explore the risks of suicide among patients with particular types of preoperative and postoperative expectations. The ebook describes how health-care professionals are learning about factors that result in self-destructive behavior. Practical recommendations for caregivers are included.

Written by:

David B. Sarwer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Surgery, and The Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance and the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA

Edited by:
Alan L. Berman, Ph.D., Executive Director, American Association of Suicidology, President, International Association for Suicide Prevention

Maurizio Pompili, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, Sant’ Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA

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