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dc.contributor.authorScocco, P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground Suicidality is constituted by all those phenomena that are apparently positioned along a continuum, with the two extremes represented by death wishes and completed suicide. Objectives The aim of this paper is to show the one-year prevalence of the phenomena constituting this possible continuum in the elderly population (aged 65 years and over) of a northern Italian city and to evaluate the relationship between some of these phenomena with psychological suffering. Method Emotional feelings and suicidal thoughts have been investigated by an epidemiological survey conducted in a central quarter of that city. Data on attempted and completed suicide derived from the data bank of the Padua's WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention that monitors these phenomena since 1989. Results and Conclusions Results suggest the existence of some continuity in suicidal phenomena, where prevalence decreases from those of emotional/ideational nature to most extreme behaviour. Subjects presenting with more severe suicidal ideation were those also obtaining highest scores in a number of sub-scales of the Brief Symptom Inventory. Copyright 頲002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.en_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatryen_US
dc.titleOne-year prevalence of death thoughts, suicide ideation and behaviours in an elderly populationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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