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Suicide and the elderly

a population at risk : hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, Washington, DC, July 30, 1996.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Older people -- Suicidal behavior -- United States.,
    • Suicide -- Risk factors -- United States.,
    • Depression in old age -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 104-693
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26.5 .A3 1996f
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 143 p. :
      Number of Pages143
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL762421M
      ISBN 100160538912
      LC Control Number97159629
      OCLC/WorldCa36294486


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Suicide and the elderly by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging. Download PDF EPUB FB2

"The compilers bring together sources on two topics--suicide and problems of the elderly related to suicide--of interest to academics and to general readers.

Erdmen B. Palmore, a noted gerontologist, points out in the foreword that gerontology--the study of the process of aging--has come into its own as an academic discipline only within the last few by: Suicide and the Elderly.

suicide. suicide [Lat.,=self-killing], the deliberate taking of one's own life. Suicide may be compulsory, prescribed by custom or enjoined by the authorities, usually as an alternative to death at the hands of others, or it may be committed for personal motives.

The book examines rational suicide in the elderly through history and across cultures, while also addressing the special case of Baby Boomers. Unlike any other book, this text examines the issue from existential, spiritual, psychological, and psychodynamic perspectives/5(4).

Suicide and the Elderly Suicide and the elderly On June 5,a year-old man waited for his wife to go to sleep. He went outside, spread a blanket on the floor under his carport, and shot himself in the side of his head (see Figure ).

Suicide and the elderly: a population at risk: hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, Washington, DC, JVolume 4. Suicide and the elderly. Denton, Tex.: Center for Studies in Aging, North Texas State University, [] (OCoLC) Online version: Sherman, Karen Grove.

Suicide and the elderly. Denton, Tex.: Center for Studies in Aging, North Texas State University, [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Karen Grove. The book also explores sensitive ethical and philosophical issues raised by elder suicide, including the current debate over assisted suicide.

This unique and well-referenced work brings together the diverse expertise of its authors in geriatric clinical practice, suicidology, psychology, and mental health, as well as epidemiology and : The first chapters of the book provides an overview of rational suicide in the elderly, examining it through history and across cultures also addressing the special case of baby boomers.

This book takes an ethical and philosophical look at whether suicide can truly be rational and whether the nearness. The AAMFT also reports that the rates of elderly suicide are estimated to be under reported by 40 percent or more due to “silent suicides”—overdoses, self-starvation, self-dehydration, and “accidents.” However, the organization says that this portion of the population has a high suicide completion rate.

Senior Citizens Struggle With Suicide As Loneliness And Isolation Set In The golden years are thought to be a well-earned, carefree time in life.

But adults 65 and older now account for almost 1. Van Hoof, writing inexamines 87 reports of older people in classical antiquity who have committed suicide. Of these suicides, he claims 20 were motivated by impatience, 17 by humiliation, 12 by vanity, and 10 by suffering.

This book explores some of the major social, biological, situational, and psychological conditions associated with elderly suicide, how to recognize the strengths and assets of the elderly, as Author: Sherri Roff. Suicide is an important problem among older adults.

Suicide rates are particularly high among older men, with men ages 85 and older having the highest rate of any group in the country.

1 Suicide attempts by older adults are much more likely to result in death than among younger persons. Reasons include. The book examines rational suicide in the elderly through history and across cultures, while also addressing the special case of Baby Boomers.

Unlike any other book, this text examines the issue from existential, spiritual, psychological, and psychodynamic perspectives. the older adult’s intent is to die.

Suicide among older adults is greatly under-reported, which may be due to the unwillingness of doctors and coroners to label a death as suicide because of the impact on family members and the community.

It is documented every hour and 23 minutes an older adult dies by suicide in America. RISK FACTORS The File Size: KB. Rational Suicide in the Elderly: Clinical, Ethical, and Sociocultural Aspects by Robert E. McCue (Editor), Meera Balasubramaniam (Editor) Springer (8th Oct ) An entire book devoted to the better understanding of Rational Suicide in the Elderly was essential reading for MDMD (Our name was formerly SOARS: Society for Old Age Rational Suicide).

Suicide in the elderly - Volume 6 Issue 2 - Howard Cattell. Despite the fact that suicide and its prevention continues to be a priority area for health care in the UK, suicide in the elderly remains a neglected subject receiving little interest and research by: and suicide in older adults o detection and effective treatment of depression are key Routine screening for depression o PHQ-9, GDS, CES-D Depression treatment is effective o Including at reducing suicidal ideation and maybe suicide rates Aging services’ coordination with primary care and mental health care is.

Suicide at any age is a tragedy for the individual, his or her family and friends, and the communities of which they are a part. At a population level suicide is also a major public health problem, accounting for o deaths each year in the United States (1) and Cited by: Background: Suicide in the elderly is an underestimated and complex issue that has mainly been explored in sociological, clinical and psychological perspectives.

•Elderly suicide mortality and labor-market exit age are inversely correlated. • Conclusions: Society's attitudes influence elderly suicide mortality; attitudes towards the elderly are more favorable among Western European citizens; and extended labor-market inclusion of the elderly is a suicide File Size: KB.

In a groundbreaking effort, Now I Lay Me Down: Suicide in the Elderly discusses in detail how to recognize the suicidal behavior specific to the elderly and how to respond to it—methods that differ significantly from those used with other age groups.

The book also describes the full gamut of preventive treatment methods needed to effectively. If elderly suicide rates remain the same, that means that more t lives will be lost to suicide annually as baby boomers reach 65 and older.

This number has changed in recent years, and varies depending on the country where seniors live, but it is clear that those numbers are far too high. ?The compilers bring together sources on two topics--suicide and problems of the elderly related to suicide--of interest to academics and to general readers.

Erdmen B. Palmore, a noted gerontologist, points out in the foreword that gerontology--the study of the process of aging--has come into its own as an academic discipline only within the last few decades.

Depression and loneliness are considered to be the major problems leading to impaired quality of life among elderly persons. At the same time, old age can also be an opportunity for making new friends, developing new interests, discovering fresh ways of service, spending more time in fellowship with God.

Book Description. This is the first large-scale study of suicide in a population of institutionalized older adults.

From their findings, the authors identify the most at risk groups and highlight the major factors contributing to suicide in older adults in Range: $ - $ suicide among the elderly men in comparison to elderly women isthus a dramatic increase of the chances among the elderly men is observed, while there is a modest increase among the elderly women.

In addition especially among the elderly we observe. The book also explores sensitive ethical and philosophical issues raised by elder suicide, including the current debate over assisted suicide.

Physical illness and depression in older adults: A handbook of theory, research, and practice. Suicide affects everyone, but some groups are at higher risk than others. Men are about four times more likely than women to die from suicide.1 However, women are more likely to express suicidal thoughts and to make nonfatal attempts than men.3 The prevalence of suicidal thoughts, suicide planning, and suicide attempts is.

From tothe suicide rate for the older population in this country declined markedly due to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of depression, the increase in numbers of females in the older population, improved economic conditions, and the provision of special services for the elderly.

Resources on Elder Suicide Websites This edited book examines the prevalence of suicide in late life from an international framework, comparing rates from multiple countries. Cultural and sociological aspects of suicidal behavior are also discussed.

This book is an Suicide in Older Adults: Management and Prevention. 70% of all elder suicide deaths in Maine are committed with a firearm (Meyer et al., ).

While Maine has a formalized effort to reduce suicides among youth (ages ) in the Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program (MYSPP), rates among adults aged 65 and older are consistently higher than rates for those aged The primary funding.

NANCY J. OSGOOD, Professor of Gerontology and Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, has authored and coauthored books, book chapters, and numerous journal articles on the topics of substance abuse and aging, suicide in the elderly, and creative arts and aging.

Suicide hotlines are often manned by young people untrained in how to counsel depressed older adults. Finally, and perhaps saddest of all, is the reality of physical isolation.

In a world so fearful old age, there may be no one physically close enough who recognizes the symptoms and can help the depressed elderly person get the help they need. Clinical criteria for rational suicide in the elderly are proposed in this book for the first time, as well as a guidelines for the psychosocial profile of an older adult who wants to commit rational suicide.

Unlike any other book, this text examines the existential, psychological, and psychodynamic perspectives. Between andAmerica's suicide rate increased by 28%. The demographic driving middle-aged suicide is whites without a college degree, according to the Wall Street Journal.

When you look Author: Devin Tomb. Among the elderly, white men are the most likely to die by suicide, especially if they are socially isolated or live alone. The widowed, divorced, and recently bereaved are at high risk. Others at high risk include depressed individuals and those who abuse alcohol or drugs.

Clues to Look for in Suicidal Older. The resources listed in this reference guide are designed to assist adults over the age of 55 with disabilities, as well as their caregivers, in handling new physical, psychological, and financial challenges.

Many older adults have to adapt to a disability such as sight loss. To learn more about elderly suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at TALK (). This free, federally-funded service is. Epidemiology: rates and risk Rates: national comparisons, attempts, methods, trends National comparisons.

In almost all industrialized countries, with the exception of Poland, Scotland, England and Wales, men 75 years and older have the highest suicide rate among all age the countries that provide suicide data, Hungary has the highest suicide rates for both elderly men Cited by:.

“Suicide is a form of murder - premeditated murder. It isn't something you do the first time you think of doing it. It takes getting used to. And you need the means, the opportunity, the motive. A successful suicide demands good organization and a cool head, both of which are usually incompatible with the suicidal state of mind.”.

The meta analysis distinguished between studies based on a dependent variable measuring youth suicide risk (ages 10–34), middle aged suicide risk (ages 35–64), and elderly suicide risk (65 and over).

Studies based on young people were no more likely than studies based on the elderly to find a copycat by: Depression in the elderly often increases their risk of cardiac diseases.

Depression doubles an elderly person's risk of cardiac diseases and increases their risk of death from illness.

At the same time, depression reduces an elderly person's ability to rehabilitate.