Impulsivity and hopelessness as predictors of suicide-related ideation among older adults.

@article{Neufeld2009ImpulsivityAH,
  title={Impulsivity and hopelessness as predictors of suicide-related ideation among older adults.},
  author={Eva Neufeld and Norm O'Rourke},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 10},
  pages={
          684-92
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Research has demonstrated that impulsivity is strongly associated with suicide-related ideation and behaviour among young adults. However, to date, the potential importance of impulsivity as a predictor of suicide-related ideation in later life has yet to be determined. Our study examined impulsivity, hopelessness, depressive symptomatology, and sociodemographic factors vis-à-vis suicide-related ideation among older adults at risk of self-harm. METHOD A sample (n = 117) of older… CONTINUE READING
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