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Suicidal behavior in late life: population and patient perspectives

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Title: Suicidal behavior in late life: population and patient perspectives
Authors: Mellqvist Fässberg, Madeleine
Issue Date: 23-May-2014
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: I. Fässberg, M.M., Östling, S., Braam, A.W., Bäckman, K., Copeland, J.R.M., Fichter, M., Kivelä, S-L., Lawlor, B.A., Lobo, A., Magnússon, H., Prince, M.J., Reischies, F.M., Turrina, C., Wilson, K., Skoog, I., Waern, M. Functional Disability and Death Wishes in older Europeans: Results from the EURODEP Concerted Action. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2014 Feb 20.

II. Fässberg, M.M., Östling, S., Börjesson-Hanson, A., Skoog, I., Waern, M. Suicidal feelings in the twilight of life: A cross-sectional population-based study of 97-year-olds. BMJ Open. 2013 Feb 1;3(2). Print 2013.

III. Fässberg, M.M., Joas, E., Hällström, T., Östling, S., Gustafson, D., Wiktorsson, S., Kaplan, M., Hawton, K., Skoog, I., Waern, M. Suicidal thoughts and attempts in a population-based sample of women followed over 42 years: The influence of early life adversity. In manuscript.

IV. Mellqvist, M., Wiktorsson, S., Joas, E., Östling, S., Skoog, I., Waern, M. Sense of coherence in elderly suicide attempters: The impact of social and health-related factors. International Psychogeriatrics. 2011 Aug; 23(6):986-93. Epub 2011

Date of Defence: 2014-06-13
Disputation: Fredagen den 13 juni 2014, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Ivan Östholm, Medicinaregatan 13
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Older adults
Death wishes
Suicidal feelings
Suicidal thoughts
Suicide attempt
Functional disability
Social factors
Early childhood adversity
Sense of Coherence
Abstract: Older adults have high rates of suicide, and the strong role of depression is often emphasized in studies on suicidal behaviour in this age group. The literature regarding other factors is rather sparse. This thesis utilizes data from three population-based studies and one clinical study with the aim of increasing knowledge about factors associated with suicidal behavior in late life. Study I is based on data from EURODEP, a multicenter study involving 15,890 adults (9,429 women, 6461 men) age... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9057-5
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