Source: American Psychiatric Press (in press). 59p. SIEC No: 19890873

This is an extensive report on the assessment & treatment of suicidal behavior in the elderly. Age, gender, ethnicity, social isolation, health, & depression are examined as risk factors of elderly suicide. Treatment should be specific to the mental disorder involved. Several methods are discussed including antidepressant therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, & several psychosocial therapies. (CM)