Cognitive Biases and Suicidal Ideation in Elderly Psychiatric Inpatients

  title={Cognitive Biases and Suicidal Ideation in Elderly Psychiatric Inpatients},
  author={H. Uncapher},
  journal={OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying},
  pages={21 - 36}
  • H. Uncapher
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying
Cognitive factors such as perceptions of poor health and negative expectancies toward the future may mediate relationships between health variables, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation. In this study of risk factors associated with late life suicidal ideation, thirty older psychiatric inpatients were interviewed using standardized instruments. Self-reported symptoms of hopelessness, perceived health, and depression, as well as number of impaired medical illness systems were examined in… Expand

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