Suicide Is Nothing At Joke About The Modern Society

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Suicide is nothing to joke about. In 2015, most people wouldn 't know about the common problem of the modern society. That problem being elder suicide. Along with most people not being aware of this problem, Most people would not understand why this problem exists. As shown by research, there are important biological, psychological, and social factors that influence suicidal behavior in older individuals. As shown, by identifying the variables that influence suicidal behavior, clinicians can find new ways to prevent and intervene with suicidal older individuals. The paper concludes that only a coordinated effort between different health care providers can effectively address elder suicide.
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In order to find effective solutions that can effectively address the problem of elder suicide, it is important to detect the factors that influence the prevalence of this phenomenon. For instance, it is known that older individuals are more likely to engage in suicidal behavior when they are physically ill, depressed, or when they live in poverty. Nevertheless, in most cases, suicidal behavior is not explained by a single variable, but rather by the multiple interactions among them. For example, older individuals that are physically ill and live in poverty might be more likely to attempt suicide than older individuals who are physically ill, but have a high standard of life. The variables that have been associated with suicidal behavior include biological, psychological, and social factors. The exact role of each of these factors, the nature of their interactions, and the causal relationship that they establish remain to be further investigated.
Among the biological risk factors that can predispose elders to suicide, it is worth mentioning alterations of the central neurochemical functions, particularly the serotonergic system. Studies with twins also seem to indicate a possible biological predisposition toward suicide; however, it is less likely that early predispositions influence behavior at old age. Unfortunately, current research gives little information about the aging of the neurochemical systems.
As already mentioned,
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