Suicide and Depression in Late Life. Critical Issues in Treatment, Research and Public Policy. Publication Series of the Einstein-Montefiore Medical Center Department of Psychiatry

  • ID: 2217275
  • Book
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book examines the critical issues in understanding and treating depression and suicidal behavior in late life. Chapters cover the biology, psychology, epidemiology, and sociology of depression and suicidal behavior in late life.
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CRITICAL ISSUES IN CLINICAL SCIENCE.

Epidemiology and Inferences Regarding the Etiology of Late–Life Suicide (G. Kennedy, et al.).

The Epidemiology of Late–Life Depression (G. Kennedy).

Biological Commonalties Among Aging, Depression, and Suicidal Behavior (L. Schneider).

Suicide Among Ethnic Elders (F. Baker).

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES.

Clinical Measurement of Suicidality and Coping in Late Life: A Theory of Countervailing Forces (R. Plutchik, et al.).

Psychotherapeutic Approaches to the Depressed and Suicidal Older Person and Family (J. Richman).

Biological Treatment of Severe Late–Life Depression: Pharmacotherapy and Electroconvulsive Therapy (D. Hay & L. Hay).

A Brief Antidepressant Prescribing Guide for the Generalist (G. Kennedy).

TOWARD A MORE INFORMED PUBLIC POLICY.

Death, Dying, and Assisted Suicide (R. Coomaraswamy).

The Emerging Agenda for Prevention Through Research and Public Policy (G. Kennedy).

Indexes.
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Gary J. Kennedy
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