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ERIC Number: EJ486118
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
On the Distinction of Suicide Ideation versus Attempt in Elderly Psychiatric Inpatients.
Schmid, Hermann; And Others
Gerontologist, v34 n3 p332-39 Jun 1994
Study of selected elderly psychiatric inpatients (n=152) suggests that suicidal ideation may initiate process of smoldering when patient, family, and professionals interact in such a way as to dampen apparent distress. Suicidal thoughts/mood may be masked by affective or cognitive constriction, camouflaged by anxiety and external agitation, and "tranquilized" by antianxiety agents. Depression may go undetected. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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