Future orientation and suicide ideation and attempts in depressed adults ages 50 and over.

@article{Hirsch2006FutureOA,
  title={Future orientation and suicide ideation and attempts in depressed adults ages 50 and over.},
  author={Jameson K Hirsch and Paul R Duberstein and Kenneth Conner and Marnin Jori Heisel and Anthony M Beckman and Nathan Franus and Yeates Conwell},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={752-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that future orientation is associated with lower levels of suicide ideation and lower likelihood of suicide attempt in a sample of patients in treatment for major depression. METHODS Two hundred two participants (116 female, 57%) ages 50-88 years were recruited from inpatient and outpatient settings. All were diagnosed with major depression using a structured diagnostic interview. Suicide ideation was assessed with the Scale for… CONTINUE READING

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