Dr. Hendin, a veteran himself,  became involved with the problems of veterans in a research and treatment project he conducted for the VA that established the high incidence of suicide attempts and suicide among combat veterans of the Vietnam war who had developed Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  In recent years an instrument he developed, that has shown remarkable ability to predict short-term risk for  suicidal behavior, was tested successfully at a major VA Medical Center. It is enabling psychiatrists there to identify veterans at risk. SPI has developed a treatment program to prevent suicide among veterans with PTSD who are at risk.


Dr. Hendin has done extensive research in the areas of posttraumatic stress disorders in civilians, substance abuse, and assisted suicide. The many awards he has received for his work include the Louis I. Dublin Award of the American Association of Suicidology for "distinguished contributions to our knowledge of suicide." The U.S. Supreme Court cited his work in this country and in the Netherlands in their 1997 decision that there was no constitutional right to assisted suicide and the Lifetime Achievement Award of Suicide Prevention Initiatives. 

Publications:
 
Books:
 
Hendin H: Suicide and Scandinavia: A Psychodynamic Study of Culture and Character. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1964.
 
Hendin H: Black Suicide. New York: Basic Books, 1966.
 
Hendin H, Haas AP,
Ulman R & Carr A  Adolescent Marijuana Abusers and their Families. National Institute on Drug Abuse, Research Monograph 40, 1981.
 
Hendin H, Haas AP, Living High: Daily Marijuana Use in Adults. New York: Singer P et al.: Human Sciences Press, 1987.  
 
Hendin H: The Age of Sensation. W.W. Norton, 1975.

Hendin H, Haas AP:                   Wounds of War:The Psychological Aftermath of Combat in Vietnam. (New York:  Basic Books, 1984).

Hendin H: Seduced by Death: Doctors, Patients, and Assisted-Suicide. (New York: W.W. Norton, April 1998).

Foley K & Hendin H: The Case Against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to End-of-Life Care, JohnsHopkins University Press, 2002.
 
Hendin H & Mann JJ (eds): The Clinical Science of Suicide Prevention. New YorkAnnals of the Academy of Sciences, 932: 2001.
 
Hendin H et al.:   Healing the Hidden Wounds of War: Treating the Combat Veteran with PTSD at Risk for Suicide.  Int he Oxford University Press Handbook of Suicide and Military and Veteran Populations.  Ed. by Blinn R. Sullivan; in press      

Hendin H et al.: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Asia, WHO monograph, 2009
 
Hendin H:                   Suicide in Denmark.  Psychiatric Quarterly, 34:443-460, 1960.  Reprinted in the Collected Award Papers, The Gralnick Foundation, 1966.

Hendin H:                   Suicide in Sweden.  Psychiatric Quarterly, 35:1-28, 1962. 

Hendin H:                   Black Suicide.  Archives of General Psychiatry, 21:207-422, 1969.


 
 

Hendin H:                   College Students and LSD: Who and Why?  The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 156:4, 249-258, 1973.
 
Hendin H:                   Marijuana Abuse among College Students. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 156: 259-270, 1973.
 
Hendin H:                   Students on Heroin. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 158: 240-255, 1974.
 
Hendin H:                   Amphetamine Abuse Among College Students.  The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 158:4, 256-267, 1974.
 
Hendin H:                   Beyond Alienation: The End of the Psychedelic Road.  American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1:1, 11-23, 1974.

Hendin H, Haas AP    American Adolescent Marijuana Abusers and their Families. 
 & Ulman R:                International Journal of the Sociology of the Family, 12: 201-215, 1982.
 
Hendin H, Haas AP   The Functions of Marijuana Abuse for Adolescents.  American & Ulman R: Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 8: 441-456, 1981.

Hendin H:                   Growing Up Dead: Student Suicide.  American Journal of Psychotherapy, 29:327-338, 1975.

Hendin H:                   Student Suicide: Death as a Lifestyle.  The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 160: 204-219, 1975.

Hendin H:                   Youth Suicide: A Psychosocial Perspective.  Suicide and Life-
                                    Threatening  Behavior, 17: 67-81, 1987.          

Hendin H:                   The Psychodynamics of Suicide with Particular Reference to the  
                                    Young.  American Journal of Psychiatry 9: 1150-1158, 1991

Hendin H:                   The Psychodynamics of Suicide. International Review of Psychiatry
                                    March 1992.

Hendin H:                   Suicide: The Psychosocial Dimension.  Suicide and Life-Threatening
                                    Behavior.  pp. 99-117, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1978.
 
Hendin H                    Psychodynamic and Structured Interviewing: A Synthesis I. Rationale.
& Siegel K:                 Comprehensive Psychiatry.  22:153-161, 1981.

Hendin H, Haas AP    A Synthesis of Psychodynamic and Structured Interviewing
& Singer P:                  Issues of Validity.  Comprehensive Psychiatry 28: 40-53, 1987.

Hendin H,                   Meanings of Combat and the Development of Posttraumatic Stress
Haas AP et al:             Disorder.  The American Journal of Psychiatry. 138:1490-93, 1981.
 
Hendin H:                   Combat Never Ends:  The Paranoid Adaptation to Posttraumatic Stress.
                                    American Journal of Psychotherapy, 38: 121-131, 1984.

Hendin H, Haas AP,   The Influence of Precombat Personality on Posttraumatic Stress  
Singer P, et al.:            Disorder.  Comprehensive Psychiatry, 24: 530-533, 1983.

Hendin H, Haas AP,   The Reliving Experience in Vietnam Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress
Singer P, et al.:            Disorder.  Comprehensive Psychiatry, 25: 165-173, 1984.
               
Hendin H                    Posttraumatic Stress Disorders in Veterans of Early American Wars.
&  Haas AP:                The Psychohistory Review, 12: 25-30, 1984.

Hendin H                    What Protects Some?  Combat Adaptations of Veterans Without
& Haas AP:                Posttraumatic Stress Disorders.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 141:   
                                   956- 960, 1984
 
Hendin H                    Suicide and Guilt as Manifestations of Posttraumatic Stress 
& Haas AP:                 Disorder in Vietnam Veterans. American Journal of Psychiatry 5: 586-
                                        591, 1991
           
Hendin H:                   Psychotherapy and Suicide.  American Journal of Psychotherapy, 35: 
                                    469- 480, 1981.

Hendin H:                   Psychotherapy with Vietnam Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress  
                                    Disorders.  American Journal of Psychotherapy, 37: 86-99, 1983.
 
Hendin H:                   The Suicide of Anne Sexton. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior,      
                                    23: 257-262, 1993.

Hendin H,                   Physician Assisted Suicide: The Dangers of Legalization.  American
& Klerman G:             Journal of Psychiatry 1: 143-145, 1993.

Hendin H:                   Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia and Suicide Prevention: The Implications of the Dutch Experience. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 25:193-203, 1995.
Hendin H:                   Selling Death and Dignity.  Hastings Center Report, 25: 19-23, 1995.
                                   
Hendin H:                   Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Netherlands: Lessons from the Dutch, Journal of the American Medical Association, 277:1720-22, 1997.
 
Hendin H:                   Suicide, Assisted Suicide, and Euthanasia, in The Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention, edited by D. Jacobs. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999).

Foley K                       The Oregon Report: Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Hastings Center  
& Hendin H:               Report, 29, no. 3 (1999): 37-42.

Hendin H                    Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon: A Medical Perspective,
& Foley K:                  Michigan Law Review,106: 8, June 2008.
        
Hendin H, et al.:         Therapists' Reactions to Patients' Suicides. American Journal of Psychiatry, December; 157: 2022-2027, 2000
 
Hendin H, et al.:         Recognizing and Responding to a Suicide Crisis.  Journal of Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior 31: 115-128, 2001.

Maltsberger J,              Evidence-Based Determination of Precipitating Events in the Suicide of      
Hendin H et al.:          Psychiatric Patients, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2003:111-
119.
 
Mann J (15 auth)         Confronting Depression and Suicide in Physicians: A Consensus 
&  Hendin H:              Statement, J. Amer Med Assoc 2003:3161- 3166.
  
Hendin H, Szanto K,  A Physician’s Suicide, American J of Psychiatry 2003;160: 2094-2097.                                   
&  Maltsberger J:         
  
Hendin H, Haas AP,   Factors Contributing to Therapists’ Distress After the Suicide of a Patient,
Maltsberger J et al.:     American Journal of Psychiatry, 161: 1442-1446, 2004.
 
Hendin H , Haas AP,  Problems in Psychotherapy with Suicidal Patients,  American Journal of
Maltsberger J et.al.      Psychiatry 163:1: 67-72, 2006

Hendin H, Szanto K,  The Role of Intense Affective States in Signaling a Suicide Crisis,
& Maltsberger J:          Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195:363-368, 2007 
 
Hendin H, Reynolds C Licensing and Physicians Mental Health: Problems and Possibilities,
Fox et al.:                    Journal of Medical Licensing and Mental Health 93: 6-11, 2007

Hendin, H, Szanto K, The Psychosocial Context of Trauma in Treating PTSD Patients,
& Maltsberger J:          American Journal of Psychiatry 165:28-32, 2008