Suicide in Later Life: Recognizing the Warning Signs

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Lexington Books, Jan 1, 1992 - Psychology - 168 pages
For many, the "golden years" are so tarnished they long for an ending. All too often, those who are closest to the elderly miss the warning signs. Here Nancy Osgood describes the symptoms to watch for and addresses the question of how we as a nation can change our attitudes and behavior toward the elderly and take steps to help reduce their risk of suicide.

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Contents

The Tragedy of Suicide in Later Life
1
Growing Old in the Society of the Young
23
The Season of Losses
51
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NANCY J. OSGOOD, Professor of Gerontology and Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, has authored and coauthored books, book chapters, and numerous journal articles on the topics of substance abuse and aging, suicide in the elderly, and creative arts and aging.

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