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Suicide among the elderly, 1984-1988

John L. McIntosh

Suicide among the elderly, 1984-1988

a comprehensive bibliography

by John L. McIntosh

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Published by Vance Bibliographies in Monticello, Ill., USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Older people -- Suicidal behavior -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn L. McIntosh.
    GenreBibliography.
    SeriesPublic administration series--bibliography,, P 2541
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ7615 .M395 1988, HV6545.2 .M395 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination12 p. ;
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2258911M
    ISBN 100792000110
    LC Control Number89139439

    The suicide rate is highest among middle-aged white men, who accounted for almost 70% of all suicides in Research also suggests that while women attempt suicide more often, men choose more lethal means of suicide. The World Health Organization reports that suicide represents half of all male violent deaths worldwide.   Suicide is one possible outcome. However, the causes of elderly suicide are treatable and suicide is preventable. Each year more than 6, older adults take their own lives, which means nearly 18 older Americans kill themselves each day. Older adults have the highest suicide rate -- more than 50% higher than young people or the nation as a whole.

      Juurlink DN, Herrmann N, Szalai JP, et al. Medical illness and the risk of suicide in the elderly. Arch Intern Med. ; Quan H, Arboleda-Florez J, Fick GH, et al. Association between physical illness and suicide among the elderly. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. ; Studies show that, in many countries, suicides rates among elderly persons are higher than or as high as young people. However, suicide in old age is a much neglected area. In fact, there is a lack of basic knowledge and training about elderly suicide among clinicians, as well as in suicide prevention centres.

      Text version of infographic. Suicide Risk and Risk of Death Among Recent Veterans. A recent study of Veterans serving during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars between – found that both deployed and non-deployed Veterans had a significantly higher suicide risk compared to the U.S. general population, but a lower risk of death from other causes combined.   The cumulative rate of suicide was percent among those with a hip fracture (incidence rate: per , person-years) and percent among the matched controls (incidence rate:


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Suicide among the elderly, 1984-1988 by John L. McIntosh Download PDF EPUB FB2

There is good news and bad news in trends with regard to aging and suicide over time in the U.S. where, as depicted in Figure 2, the overall rate of suicide fell slowly but steadily from throughafter which it has begun to rise again marginally ().Reductions in rates among youth, young adults, and those over age 65 largely accounted for the by: Elderly suicide is a very serious problem.

Although the elderly (age 65 and older) comprise about 13% of the U.S. population, they account for over 18% of all suicides. The most common cause for elderly suicide, as for all suicides, is untreated depression. Get this from a library. Suicide among the elderly, a comprehensive bibliography.

[John L McIntosh]. Elderly Suicide Rates. According to the American Association of Suicidology, suicide among elderly people is very high with white males over 85 being the highest risk among any other group. The elderly are 13% of the population; yet account for % of all suicides.

The rate of suicide for those over 65 is almost 15 of everysuicides. 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. Finally, suicide may be offered to a favored few as an alternative to execution, as among the feudal Japanese gentry (see hara-kiri), the Greeks (see Socrates), the Roman nobility, and high-ranking military officers, such as Erwin Rommel, accused of treason.

In traditional Japanese society, in certain situations suicide was seen as the. Suicide rates have increased by more than 30 percent since in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

States that have seen the largest increases include Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, South Carolina, Vermont, and New Hampshire, among several others. Because suicide rates take population size into account, they can be a useful tool for understanding the relative proportion of people affected within different demographic groups.

Figure 2 shows the crude rates of suicide within sex and age categories in Among females, the suicide rate was highest for those aged ( per ,). Many people may not know that suicide rates remain higher among older than younger adults, especially older men — who are about 85 percent of suicide victims aged 65 years or older.

Suicide thus represents a major mental health problem for a still‐neglected age group. National levels and trends of suicide among the aged are presented by sex and race for – Explanations of these trends are considered, and information is provided on recognition and prevention of geriatric suicide.

Unlike suicides among young people, “Older adult suicide is not an impulsive act,” says Chi. “Elderly suicide is contemplated for a long period of time.” “While it may appear that suicide is an impulsive act, people may have contemplated suicide for many years prior to their initiating a suicidal act,” says Arbore.

Elderly widower with rigid, constricted coping, macular degeneration, and depression, learns he can no longer drive. Recently bereaved older woman, disabled and homebound by arthritis, with no social network on which to call for support. Elderly man with chronic back pain and anxious, neurotic personality style.

Background: The rates of suicide increase with age and reach their highest levels in the oldest age groupings and are sufficiently large for them to constitute a public health concern.

The number of deaths due to suicides after the age of 60 years in Italy is 1, (%) in ; there is a constant increase of elder population over the last ten years and elderly are almost twice of young. SUBMIT BOOK PROPOSAL. Online Store. Search in: Books Book Series Chapters. Suicide is the 4 th leading cause of death for adults ages (CDC) The highest increase in suicide is in males 50+ (30 per ,).

(CDC) Suicide rates for females are highest among those aged (9 per ,). (CDC) Suicide rates for males are highest among those aged 75+ (36 per ,). (CDC) Suicide rates among the elderly are highest for those who are divorced or widowed.

Yet the reality is that, in the United States and in other countries, the elderly commit suicide at alarming rates. South Korea has seen a rise, recently, in incidences of suicide in the elderly.

This rate rose more than five times between and The suicide rate remains higher for elderly people than for young people by a wide margin. Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, –Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 62(17) Substance Abuse.

Among the elderly there is 1 completed suicide for every 4 attempts. Whereas, year olds complete suicide at a rate of 1 for every attempts. But among those o the official number isand suicide may be under-reported. Because of the stigma, “coroners will go to great lengths to call it something else,” said Patrick Arbore, founder and director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention in San Francisco.

The annotations are well written and long enough to provide ample information and the literature review provides an excellent overview of the subject. Invaluable to researchers interested in the many complex questions raised by suicide among the elderly, and an excellent resource for others who want only a few articles on the subject."-Choice.

In our society, older persons are among those at the highest risk of suicide, and at no life period are the causes of suicide more complex. 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.The book concludes with a commentary on modern society, aging, and rational suicide that ties all of these elements together, making this the ultimate guide for addressing rational desires for suicide among the elderly.

Rational Suicide in the Elderly is an excellent resource for all medical professionals with potentially suicidal patients Reviews: 4. Studies have shown a startling trend in the increase of suicides among older adults, which has brought the subject of elderly mental health into the spotlight.

Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health show that suicide among older adults is more common than most realize and more disproportionate to suicides committed by any other.