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Title Elder suicide : research, theory, and treatment / John L. McIntosh .. [and others]..

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1994]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents Epidemiology: The variety and extent of suicidal behavior in older adulthood -- Theories of suicide -- Special high-risk factors in suicide among older adults -- Clinical approaches to depressed and suicidal elders -- Suicide assessment and intervention with the elderly -- Prevention, ethics, and unresolved issues -- Appendix: Assessment instruments.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary "Elder Suicide" helps clinicians, researchers, and educators understand the general and personal aspects of elder suicide. This volume synthesizes research findings, identifies gaps in our knowledge, and explores current controversies. /// Thoughtful theoretical discussions examine sociological, psychological, biological, and other theories of suicide. While emphasizing the cognitive-behavioral orientation, the book provides an overview of clinical approaches to depressed and suicidal elders, identifying aspects unique to elder suicide, exploring assessment and intervention modalities, and specifying warning signs. /// Varied case histories illustrate the many complicated aspects of elder suicide. The book also explores sensitive ethical and philosophical issues raised by elder suicide, including the current debate over assisted suicide. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
Form Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to Ovid PsycBooks.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Older people -- Suicidal behavior.
Older people -- Suicidal behavior -- Prevention.
Suicide -- prevention & control.
Added Author McIntosh, John L.
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Other Form: Original 1557982406 1557982422 (DLC) 94004604
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