This paper addresses a number of issues related to suicide among persons over the age of 60 in the United States.
We begin with a presentation of the epidemiology of late life suicide in the United States, followed by discussion of related demographic information, including known risk factors for both suicide attempts and completed suicides.
We then proceed to discuss issues related to the assessment of suicidality among older men and women.
The next issue is the topic of « rational » suicide, which is a highly controversial, yet increasingly common phenomenon, to which psychotherapists and health care providers will be exposed in working with older adults.
Finally, the paper concludes with suggestions for intervention in order to reduce suicide ideation and improve the individual's quality of life.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Idée suicide, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Facteur risque, Qualité vie, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Suicide ideation, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Risk factor, Quality of life, Depression, Mood disorder, Elderly, Human
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