Elderly Depression and Suicide Research Paper by hicaliber

Elderly Depression and Suicide
This paper examines the suicide and depression rate of elderly individuals today and explores what can be done to lower these rates.
# 95211 | 4,823 words | 20 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 18, 2007 in Psychology (Disorders) , Medical and Health (General) , Aging (General)

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The paper explains that the elderly have much to offer the younger population and this can give them a strong sense of purpose. However, the paper shows how, for too many of these individuals, this is not the case and they end up feeling alone and depressed, which eventually leads to suicide. The paper examines major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder. The paper provides a literature review that deals with the treatment for depression and the risk of suicide in the elderly population. The paper also discusses methods of suicide prevention.

Introduction and Rationale
Previous Theory and Research
Strengths and Gaps in the Literature
Conclusion and Recommendations

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brent, D.A., Holder, D., Kolko, D., Birmaher, B., Baugher, M., Roth, C., Iyengar, S., & Johnson, B.A. (1997). A clinical psychotherapy trial for depression in the elderly comparing cognitive, family, and supportive therapy. Archives of General Psychiatry, 54: 877-885.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2000, January 28). Suicide in the United States. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/suifacts.htm
  • Clarke, G. N., Rohde, P., Lewinsohn, P. M., Hops, H., & Seeley, J. R. (1999). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of depression in adolescents: Efficacy of acute group treatment and booster sessions. Journal of the Academy of Adolescent Psychiatry, 38: 272-279.
  • Gallo JJ, Rabins PV. (1999). Depression without sadness: Alternative presentations of depression in late life. American Family Physician; 60:820-6.
  • Hagerty, B. M., & Williams, R. A. (1999). The effects of sense of belonging, social support, conflict, and loneliness on depression. Nursing Research, 48: 215-219.

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