The United States has witnessed a dramatic increase in the elderly suicide rate over the past two decades, and currently older Americans are disproportionately more likely to commit suicide. While adults age 65 and over comprise only 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 20 percent of all suicide deaths.
In this program you will learn:
The contributing risk factors for suicide in the elderly
The symptoms of depression in older adults
The connection between aging and depression
The treatment modalities for depression in older adults
Which ethnic/racial groups are at higher risk for suicide
Current research that is being focused on the problem