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Reasons for Attempted Suicide in Later Life.

Journal article
Authors Kimberly A Van Orden
Stefan Wiktorsson
Paul Duberstein
Anne Ingeborg Berg
Madeleine Mellqvist Fässberg
Margda Waern
Published in The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume 23
Issue 5
ISSN 1545-7214
Publication year 2015
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Department of Psychology
Language en
Keywords Geriatrics, attempted suicide, social support, perceived burden, thwarted belongingness
Subject categories Psychiatry


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.

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