Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1990. p.341-379 SIEC No: 19910342

Discusses the risk factors for suicide among the elderly. Clinical treatments for psychiatric disorders are also examined, including: psychopharmacology, electrconvulsive therapy, pychotherapy, reminiscence & life review therapy, creative arts therapy, family & support groups therapy, & environmental manipulation. The authors conclude treatment should be specific to the mental disorder, but should also include other supportive therapies. (VM)