Reasons for attempted suicide in later life.

@article{Orden2015ReasonsFA,
  title={Reasons for attempted suicide in later life.},
  author={Kimberly A. van Orden and Stefan Wiktorsson and Paul Duberstein and Anne Ingeborg Berg and Madeleine Mellqvist F{\"a}ssberg and Margda Waern},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={536-44}
}
OBJECTIVE Using the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide as a guiding framework, we investigated older adults' causal attributions for suicidal behavior. We hypothesized that older adults who attributed their suicidal behavior to thwarted belongingness or perceived burdensomeness would be more likely to use more immediately lethal means and to re-attempt suicide during the 12-month follow-up. DESIGN Prospective cohort study in western Sweden. PARTICIPANTS A total of 101 older adults who… CONTINUE READING

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