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Suicide In Middle Age


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Suicide In Middle Age

  1. 1. Suicide in Middle Age: Selfishness, Helplessness, or understatement? <br />Module 7:Assignment 2: Review Paper<br />PSY492<br />Robert A. DeBellis<br />Professor Katina Clarke<br />Argosy University Online<br />
  2. 2. Suicidal Ideation<br />It is commonly believed that suicide is a consequence of despair, a cry for help, or seeking an end to pain. <br />Thoughts of suicide can also arise from a psychological crisis, mental health issue or a physical disability.<br />Suicide ideation is most common in adolescence and in the elderly when the body and mind undergo numerous mental and physical challenges.<br />
  3. 3. Origins of Suicidal Thought<br />In middle age, a person can suffer suicidal ideation from a number of causes:<br />
  4. 4. What most likely contributes to Suicidal Ideation in Middle Age?<br />Physical Issues<br />Sudden Illness- Cancer, Tumors, Infections.<br />Genetic Consequence- The onset of a disease.<br />Substance Abuse- Abusing alcohol or drugs.<br />Psychological Issues<br />Sudden Loss- Loss of a spouse or significant other<br />Mental Illness- Depression, Schizophrenia, Bi-polar.<br />Midlife Crisis- Loss of job, family or sense of self.<br />Sociological<br />Identity Issues- Gender Identity issues, Sexuality issues.<br />Gender Challenges- Menopause, Impotence.<br />Religious or Social Statement- Idealized death.<br />
  5. 5. Situation or Age?<br />The latest research currently suggests is that suicide is an age-related phenomenon because it is most often associated with the trials and tribulations of a specific age group.<br />However…<br />Suicide in Adolescence and Elderly is more as a result of crisis.<br />Suicide in Middle Age tends to be more for personal reasons.<br />Suicide in middle age is brought on by situational factors rather than age.<br />
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  7. 7. Blaustein, M., & Fleming, A. (2009). From the psychiatric foundation of northern california: Suicide from the golden gate bridge. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 166(10), 1111-1116.  Retrieved July 5, 2010, from Research Library Core. (Document ID: 1876260611).
  8. 8. Casados, David L. (2005).  On suicide bombers: A theoretical conceptualization from a self-psychology perspective. Psy.D. dissertation, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, United States -- Illinois. Retrieved July 5, 2010, from ProQuest Psychology Journals.(Publication No. AAT 3196249).
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  14. 14. Renaud, J., Berlim, M., Begolli, M., McGirr, A., & Turecki, G.. (2010). Sexual orientation and gender identity in youth suicide victims: An exploratory study. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 55(1), 29-34.  Retrieved July 5, 2010, from Health Module. (Document ID: 1958167881).
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