Year: 1993 Source: New York: Springer, 1993. 178p. SIEC No: 19940050

This book examines demographic & epidemiological data of elderly suicide & presents a comprehensive assessment process involving a multi-level, multi-disciplinary approach. It recommends family-oriented treatment & notes situations where individual treatment & group therapy are also beneficial. In treating the elderly, ageism, negative therapeutic reaction, the patient/therapist relationship, transference, & countertransference are discussed. Case examples are used extensively in the book.