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PESTIAN: Well, there's - again, we're not making diagnosis so there's never a risk with presenting the clinician more information and more data so that they can understand what's going on. But as far as a finalized test, we still have a lot of work to do.
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Professor David Downes has chosen to discuss Emile Durkheim’s Suicide: A Study in Sociology, on FiveBooks as one of the top five on his subject -Crime and Punishment, saying that:In short, Durkheim was someone who wanted to understand society based on facts and who wanted to use science and reason to cure some of the ills of modern day western society. Suicide is a beautiful testimony on this. La mera neta no fue buena idea empezar a leer esto xd me esta deprimiendo ver los numeros que habia hace 150 años, actualmente las cifras estan más feas y la verdad si esta algo fuerte la lectura, sin emabrgo, hace reflexionar entorno a la problematica social que es el suicidio. Como no debe de ser visto como una enfermedad individual, sino al contrario, al igual que el uso de drogas, es un problema de salud Publica.
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Durkheim breaks with this sociology-as-mass-psychology perspective, since he claimed in his two earlier works that sociology is the study of social facts. These social facts emerge out of the interaction of all the individuals in a given society, and the social structure of this particular society (how individuals relate to each other). Explanation consists of the causal relationship between multiple social facts; social facts can only be explained in terms of other social facts, not in terms of individual manifestations of these social facts. While thinking of society as an organism is a flawed analogy, it also offers us a new pair of glasses through which to view our own society and observe new phenomena. Ultimately, I am a sceptic when it comes to societies existing as entities and following certain laws or paths (whether cyclical, ascending or descending). But after reading Durkheim’s Suicide – not to mention his prior two works – I can more fully grasp the meaning in which people like Spengler thought about societies and their developmental paths. CONAN: And you can understand the impatience of people saying, wait a minute, if this is promising, why can't we use it now? CONAN: Excuse me. I know we're talking about suicide, we're not supposed to laugh. But every profession has its argot, and so I guess you got to come up with one for yours as well. And the people you're working with, as you're now working with - you're now working with kids who are coming into the hospital and trying out this technique? This cache represented the notes collected by the coroners between 1944 and 1953, but this meant that only about 15% of recognized suicidal decedents had left them. The Discomfort Relief Quotient (DRQ)Each chapter begins with a graph assessing the method in question in terms of painfulness, time/effort required, the appearance of the body, trouble/inconvenience to others, impact and deadliness. Each of these matters is rated by 1–5 skulls, with 5 skulls indicating the highest rating. Durkheim suggests suicide is a constituent of society that cannot be eradicated, but when reduced, leads to a rise in homicide. It was first published on July 4, 1993, and sold more than one million copies. In the postscript the author says: "To think that at the worst crucial moment one can escape from the pain by committing suicide, one can live for the moment easier. So by distributing this book, I want to make this stifling society an easier place to live. That is the goal of this book. And I never intend to encourage readers to commit suicide." Not associated with disgust with the service: rate of suicide actually increases with years of service. If the former is the case: the trend should be maximal in the first few years and tapered down after that.
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Since the book was intended to be a manual, the author did not spend too much space on discussing the reasons and philosophy behind suicide, although he does rhetorically pose the question "Why must one live?". Wataru simply lays out the methods of suicide one by one and then analyzes each of them in detail. Rejecting psychopathic state. It would be an almost knee-jerk reflex to blame insanity as one of the causes of suicide. But suicide as an act from specific and voluntary intention, according to Durkheim, is almost impossible among the insane. These are absent in the manic in his multiplicity of shifting thoughts, the obsessive under his thraldom and fixity, the melancholic in the chronicity and lastly the impulsive in the automaticity of his thoughts; all are devoid of real intent to truly die. In short, the suicidal state felt by the insane is devoid of any real or concrete motive, as different as illusions and hallucinations to normal perceptions. By saying this is not at all discounting the fact that the insane really felt the pangs of his state, but to emphasise on its totally unrelatedness to external conditions. From the racial factor, he pointed out that if suicide does indeed rise from insanity, then why would the Jews with a higher number of the insane has one of the lowest rate for suicide? And we took those notes and we shuffled them all up, and then we asked about 60 mental health professionals to tell us which ones were real and which ones were simulated. And mental health professionals were good as a flip of a coin, about 50 percent of the time. Now, that's a hard task, don't get me wrong. Of the whole Marx, Weber, Durkheim trifecta, these are my favorites to read (and this is about pleasure, not about theoretical or ideological paradigms): PESTIAN: And the reason why is because I have hundreds of biologists around me, and I could never speak to them unless I came up with some of the terms that were...A classic book about the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes written by one of the world’s most influential sociologists. Bueno acabado de leer este libro (Tiene ya como dos semanas que termine) las cifras se vuelven eso, cifras, y la manera en que sontratadas por Durkheim son demasiado asensibles. Se les analisa como dato y quizas en sociología eso es lo que se tenga que hacer. The first monograph I read focussed on the ambiguous topic of suicide. Emil Durkheim statistically analyses suicide data among different races, religions, segments of society and so on, of course, from the point of view of sociology. He emphasised three main types of suicide: selfish, altruistic and anomalous. The first one is generally clear, but what about the other two? Anomalous suicide occurs as a result of a deep crisis of society, for example, during a revolution or rebellion. Altruistic suicide is a kind of act of self-denial, such a person, unlike a selfish person (who sees no meaning in life), sees meaning outside life itself. He identified four main types of self-annihilation that he characterizes as "suicide among the sane." CONAN: The human interaction. So the computer might send up a red flag, but it's a human who's got to go in there and make a decision.
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Altruistic suicide is characterized by a sense of being overwhelmed by a group's goals and beliefs to the extent that he submerges his own personality and life force to the group's needs. Suicide bombers are a current example.
People living in temperate places (not too hot summers, not too cold winters) are less prone to suicide; As marriage could be taken as a mark of proper societal integration, it showed that both marriage and having children are actually protective against suicide. Not all political upheavals causes increase of suicide, so again this exemption is apparent, and it confirms the law. A cohesive and animated society permits exchange of sentiments from one to another, leading him to share and enjoy the collective energy to recharge him from his everyday suffering. Durkheim's analysis of the legitimacy of calling suicide immoral by means of offending the general sensibilities of society... or something like that. He identified 4 great “races” of Europe; Germanic, Celto-Romans, Slavs and Ural-Altaic, and the rate of suicide corresponds decreasingly with the list. And he shown that differences exists in the same race that lived in different countries. And so Slavs, who has the lowest suicide rate, remained low in Dalmatia and Croatia, but very high in the German states, such as in Bohemia and Moravia. PESTIAN: You know, I think in the number of likes and ums in a sentence, yes. But other than that, it's pretty much the emotions are emotions. They just may say it differently.