Charles Press, Publishers
Now I Lay Me Down: Suicide in the Elderly
Edited by David Lester, PhD and Margot Tallmer, PhD
"This thoroughly referenced work provides needed information about a socially invisible segment of our society...timely and excellent." — Library Journal
The most up-to-date and complete discussion of suicide among elderly people, this pioneering book takes an in-depth look at how to recognize and respond to suicidal behavior in the age group that is the highest risk but least studied. The full gamut of treatment interventions is explored, from group, family and individual therapy to the careful use of drugs. Special attention is given to working with residents of long-term care facilities and assisting families of the suicidal elderly.
"Contains valuable insights and information for the discerning reader." — American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Softcover. 252 pages. ISBN: 0-914783-65-3. List Price: $22.95