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Preventing self-destructive behavior
Author(s)Robert D Patterson, Ruby Abrahams, Frank Baker
Journal titleGeriatrics, vol 29, no 11, November 1974
Pagespp 115-118, 121
KeywordsSuicide ; Addiction ; Self care capacity ; United States of America.
AnnotationOlder people may actually shorten their lives by their own behaviour. The most obvious example is suicide; but other physically injurious behaviour or psychological stress can have the same result. By being on the alert to self-destructive behaviours - alcoholism, heavy smoking, neglect of health care, and stress - doctors and patients can together improve survival in old age. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930723109 A
ClassmarkEV: ET: CA: 7T *

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