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Suicide and depression in late life : critical issues in treatment, research, and public policy

Author: Gary J Kennedy
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, ©1996.
Series: Einstein psychiatry publication, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Suicide and depression in late life.
New York : J. Wiley, ©1996
(OCoLC)603975767
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary J Kennedy
ISBN: 0471129135 9780471129134
OCLC Number: 33045094
Description: xvi, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Critical issues in clinical science --
Epidemiology and inferences regarding the etiology of late-life suicide / Gary J. Kennedy, Helen Metz, and Robert Lowinger --
The epidemiology of late-life depression / Gary J. Kennedy --
Biological commonalties among aging, depression, and suicidal behavior / Lon S. Schneider --
Suicide among ethnic elders / F.M. Baker --
Part II: Therapeutic approaches --
Clinical measurement of suicidality and coping in late life: A theory of countervailing forces / Robert Plutchik, et al. --
Psychotherapeutic approaches to the depressed and suicidal older person and family / Joseph Richman --
Biological treatment of severe late-life depression: Pharmacotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy / Donald P. Hay and Linda K. Hay --
A brief antidepressant prescribing guide for the generalist / Gary J. Kennedy --
Part III: Toward a more informed public policy --
Death, dying, and assisted suicide / Rama P. Coomaraswamy --
The emerging agenda for prevention through research and public policy / Gary J. Kennedy.
Series Title: Einstein psychiatry publication, 13.
Responsibility: edited by Gary J. Kennedy.
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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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