Holocaust experience and suicide ideation in high-risk older adults
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Holocaust experience and suicide ideation in high-risk older adults by Diana Elaine Clarke

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Published by National Library of Canada in Ottawa .
Written in English

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Thesis (M.Sc.) -- University of Toronto, 2001.

SeriesCanadian theses = -- Thèses canadiennes
The Physical Object
Pagination2 microfiches : negative.
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Open LibraryOL19994097M
ISBN 100612629287

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Multiple logistic-regression analyses, controlling for social support, history of suicide attempts, and other negative life events, showed that severity of depression and exposure to the Holocaust were independently associated with suicidal ideation. Those not showing suicidal ideation were slightly more likely to have reported having a confidant. Holocaust Experience and Suicidal Ideation in High-Risk Older Adults Article in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 12(1) February with 32 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Although suicidal ideation and attempts are less common in older adults than in younger adults, rates of completed suicide are higher in the older group for several reasons. Once a self-damaging act is initiated, older adults are more likely to die than younger people because they are more likely to live alone and escape rescue. Ron Heslegrave's 3 research works with 72 citations and 3, reads, including: Differential experiences during the holocaust and suicidal ideation in older adults in treatment for depression.

While older adults only account for 12 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 18 percent of suicide deaths, according to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Additionally, this risk increases with age; to year-olds having higher rates of suicide than those who are between 65 and individuals. And most of my suicide ideation was during my early twenties. Same as too many others. “In , there w deaths by suicide in the United States. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death; homicide ranks 17th. It is the second leading cause of death for 15 – 24 year olds.” Source: SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. Social support and suicidal ideation in older adults using home healthcare services. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry ; – Hirsch, JK, Duberstein, PR, Conner, KR et al. Future orientation and suicide ideation and attempts in depressed adults aged 50 and over. Diana E. Clarke, Angela Colantonio, Ron Heslegrave, Anne Rhodes, Paul Links, David Conn, Holocaust Experience and Suicidal Ideation in High-Risk Older Adults, The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, /, 12, 1, (), ().

common means of suicide in older adults (67%), followed by poisoning (14%) and suffocation (12%). 1. Of note, older adults are nearly twice as likely to use firearms as a means of suicide than are people under age 1. The lethality of older adult suicide attempts suggests that interventions must be aggressive and that multiple. Depressed older adults, like younger persons, tend to use health services at high rates, engage in poorer health behaviors and evidence what is known as "excess disability." Depression is also associated with suicide. Older adults have the highest rates of suicide of any age group, and this is particularly pronounced among men. experiences, and unique insights regarding suicide risk assessment. We were also fortunate to receive feedback from international members – the interRAI Network of Excellence in Mental Health – who provided enthusiastic support and shared their perspectives on the importance of suicide risk assessment for promoting patient safety. In addition to personal factors, the author describes environmental determinations which burden the individual and may be high risk factors for suicide. Specifically, exclusion and solitude are factors cited that may promote suicidal behavior in the elderly (Schaller, ).