[Decreased narcissism in the aged and in suicide].

  title={[Decreased narcissism in the aged and in suicide].},
  author={R Battegay and Reinhard M{\"u}llejans},
  journal={Schweizer Archiv fur Neurologie und Psychiatrie},
  volume={143 4},
The elderly have less narcissism (= self-representation, narcissistic information, attention or libido) at their disposal to invest their own ego as well as the environment narcissistically. It therefore becomes more difficult to enlarge one's own self on encountering new persons, new environments and new customs. Some elderly may therefore feel more and more isolated and commit suicide. The rate of suicide attempts in the Canton (state) Basel-city shows a statistically significant decrease… CONTINUE READING