Yeates Conwell

Summary

Affiliation: University of Rochester
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Suicidal behavior in elders
    Yeates Conwell
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 31:333-56. 2008
  2. pmc Depression care management for late-life depression in China primary care: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Shulin Chen
    Department of Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310028, China
    Trials 12:121. 2011
  3. pmc Suicide in older adults
    Yeates Conwell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 34:451-68, ix. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Access to firearms and risk for suicide in middle-aged and older adults
    Yeates Conwell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine, NY 14642 8409, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:407-16. 2002
  5. pmc Health status and suicide in the second half of life
    Yeates Conwell
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester UR, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:371-9. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint The clinical significance of subsyndromal depression in older primary care patients
    Jeffrey M Lyness
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:214-23. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Childhood sexual abuse and depressive symptom severity: the role of neuroticism
    Stephanie A Gamble
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14642 8409, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:382-5. 2006
  8. pmc Depression and its correlates among older adults accessing aging services
    Thomas M Richardson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:346-54. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Planning of suicide attempts among depressed inpatients ages 50 and over
    Kenneth R Conner
    Department of Psychiatry Center for Study and Prevention of Suicide University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    J Affect Disord 97:123-8. 2007
  10. pmc Sex differences in correlates of suicide attempt lethality in late life
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:905-13. 2008

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  1. pmc Suicidal behavior in elders
    Yeates Conwell
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 31:333-56. 2008
    ..This article provides an overview of suicide in later life and a foundation on which to base decisions about the design and implementation of preventive interventions...
  2. pmc Depression care management for late-life depression in China primary care: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Shulin Chen
    Department of Psychology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310028, China
    Trials 12:121. 2011
    ..The primary aim of this project is to implement a depression care management (DCM) intervention, and examine its effectiveness on the depressive symptoms of older patients in Chinese primary care settings...
  3. pmc Suicide in older adults
    Yeates Conwell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 34:451-68, ix. 2011
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Access to firearms and risk for suicide in middle-aged and older adults
    Yeates Conwell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine, NY 14642 8409, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:407-16. 2002
    ..Education programs for older persons, their families, and healthcare providers concerning the risks of having a gun in the home and reinforcement of rules for safe storage may contribute to reducing the rate of suicide in older people...
  5. pmc Health status and suicide in the second half of life
    Yeates Conwell
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester UR, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:371-9. 2010
    ..To examine the associations of suicide in the second half of life with medical and psychiatric illness, functional limitations, and reported use of inpatient, ambulatory, and home health care services...
  6. ncbi request reprint The clinical significance of subsyndromal depression in older primary care patients
    Jeffrey M Lyness
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:214-23. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Childhood sexual abuse and depressive symptom severity: the role of neuroticism
    Stephanie A Gamble
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14642 8409, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:382-5. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that neuroticism may be one way in which childhood sexual abuse contributes to depressive symptoms in later life. Prospective studies are needed...
  8. pmc Depression and its correlates among older adults accessing aging services
    Thomas M Richardson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:346-54. 2012
    ..Our long-term goal is to inform development of collaborative care models for late life depression that incorporate Aging Services Providers...
  9. ncbi request reprint Planning of suicide attempts among depressed inpatients ages 50 and over
    Kenneth R Conner
    Department of Psychiatry Center for Study and Prevention of Suicide University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    J Affect Disord 97:123-8. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc Sex differences in correlates of suicide attempt lethality in late life
    Alexandre Y Dombrovski
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:905-13. 2008
    ..To understand this sex difference, the authors assessed correlates of suicide attempt lethality in older men and women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Personality differences in attempted suicide versus suicide in adults 50 years of age or older
    J David Useda
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:126-33. 2007
    ..The authors conclude that AT and SU in this age group can be distinguished on the basis of informant ratings of personality traits. These differences can inform risk detection...
  12. pmc Detection of depression in older adults by family and friends: distinguishing mood disorder signals from the noise of personality and everyday life
    Paul R Duberstein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:634-43. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that the accuracy (sensitivity and specificity) of informant reports would vary with the patient's personality...
  13. pmc How do the PHQ-2, the PHQ-9 perform in aging services clients with cognitive impairment?
    Lisa L Boyle
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:952-60. 2011
    ..To examine the performance of the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) and the PHQ-9 in detecting current major depressive episode (MDE) in aging services care management clients who screen positive for cognitive impairment (CI)...
  14. pmc Risks for depression onset in primary care elderly patients: potential targets for preventive interventions
    Jeffrey M Lyness
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 166:1375-83. 2009
    ..The authors examined a broad range of clinical, functional, and psychosocial predictors of incident depressive episodes in a well-characterized cohort of older primary care patients...
  15. pmc Depression and cognitive impairment in older adult emergency department patients: changes over 2 weeks
    Manish N Shah
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:321-6. 2011
    ..To evaluate older adult emergency department (ED) patients for depression and cognitive impairment and to re-evaluate those findings 2 weeks later...
  16. pmc The characteristics of anxiety and depression symptom severity in older adults living in public housing
    Adam Simning
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:614-23. 2012
    ..To understand anxiety and depression more fully in this socioeconomically disadvantaged population, this study relies on the Social Antecedent Model of Psychopathology to characterize anxiety and depression symptoms concurrently...
  17. pmc A randomized effectiveness trial of interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed women with sexual abuse histories
    Nancy L Talbot
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:374-80. 2011
    ..Randomized trials are needed to test the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions in this population and setting. This study compared interpersonal psychotherapy with usual care psychotherapy among women in a CMHC...
  18. ncbi request reprint Future orientation and suicide ideation and attempts in depressed adults ages 50 and over
    Jameson K Hirsch
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:752-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that future orientation is associated with lower levels of suicide ideation and lower likelihood of suicide attempt in a sample of patients in treatment for major depression...
  19. pmc Prevalence of depression and cognitive impairment in older adult emergency medical services patients
    Manish N Shah
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 15:4-11. 2011
    ..To compare the prevalences of depression or cognitive impairment among ED patients arriving via emergency medical services (EMS) and those arriving via other modes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Personality and reports of suicide ideation among depressed adults 50 years of age or older
    Marnin J Heisel
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, USA
    J Affect Disord 90:175-80. 2006
    ..Despite this concern, there is little research on the psychological processes driving reported suicide ideation in at-risk patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Self-rated health, depression, and one-year health outcomes in older primary care patients
    Jeffrey M Lyness
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:110-3. 2004
    ..The authors tested the hypothesis that poorer self-rated health is associated with poorer health outcomes...
  22. doi request reprint Outcomes and predictors of late-life depression trajectories in older primary care patients
    Xingjia Cui
    Geriatric Psychiatry Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:406-15. 2008
    ..The naturalistic outcomes of depression in older primary care patients have been poorly characterized. The authors sought to identify depressive trajectories over 2 years and to examine specified outcome predictors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Future orientation moderates the relationship between functional status and suicide ideation in depressed adults
    Jameson K Hirsch
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    Depress Anxiety 24:196-201. 2007
    ..Although prospective research is needed to test more rigorously the hypothesized protective role of positive future orientation, our data suggest that treatments designed to enhance future orientation might decrease suicide risk...
  24. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for suicide and medically serious suicide attempts among alcoholics: analyses of Canterbury Suicide Project data
    Kenneth R Conner
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:551-4. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to identify risk factors for serious suicidal behavior among individuals with alcohol dependence...
  25. pmc Reliability and validity of prehospital case finding for depression and cognitive impairment
    Manish N Shah
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:697-702. 2009
    ..To evaluate the test-retest reliability, the concurrent criterion validity, and the construct validity of prehospital, emergency medical service (EMS) case finding for depression and cognitive impairment in older adults...
  26. ncbi request reprint Correlates of late-life major depression: a comparison of urban and rural primary care patients
    Bruce Friedman
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:28-41. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether factors associated with depression differ between elderly residents of rural and urban areas...
  27. pmc Childhood sexual abuse is associated with physical illness burden and functioning in psychiatric patients 50 years of age and older
    Nancy L Talbot
    Department of Psychiatry, Rochester Center for Mind Body Research, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, 300 Crittenden Blvd, Box PSYCH, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Psychosom Med 71:417-22. 2009
    ..The health implications of abuse for mixed-gender samples of older psychiatric patients have not been explored...
  28. ncbi request reprint Personality correlates of hopelessness in depressed inpatients 50 years of age and older
    P R Duberstein
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, NY 14642, USA
    J Pers Assess 77:380-90. 2001
    ..Efforts to tie Hopelessness with the motivational, affective, and interpersonal constructs subsumed under Extraversion are warranted...
  29. doi request reprint The next generation of psychological autopsy studies: part 2. Interview procedures
    Kenneth R Conner
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 42:86-103. 2012
    ..This methodological article is the second in a two-part series-the first article focused on interview content...
  30. pmc Stressful life events and suicidal behavior in adults with alcohol use disorders: role of event severity, timing, and type
    Kenneth R Conner
    University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA kenneth
    Drug Alcohol Depend 120:155-61. 2012
    ..Stressful life events (SLEs) play a key role in suicidal behavior among adults with alcohol use disorders (AUD), yet there are meager data on the severity of SLEs preceding suicidal behavior or the timing of such events...
  31. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for suicide in blacks and whites: an analysis of data from the 1993 National Mortality Followback Survey
    Kathryn Castle
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology, University of Rochester Medical Center, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:452-8. 2004
    ..The 1993 National Mortality Followback Survey represented an unprecedented opportunity to identify risk factors for suicide in blacks and to determine whether race differences (black versus white) in risk factors exist...
  32. pmc Major depression and emergency medical services utilization in community-dwelling elderly persons with disabilities
    Benjamin W Lee
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:1276-82. 2008
    ..To examine the association between major depression and emergency medical services (EMS) use by community-dwelling older adults with disabilities...
  33. pmc Mental distress and service utilization among help-seeking, community-dwelling older adults
    Adam Simning
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:739-49. 2010
    ..This study aimed to characterize healthcare and human services utilization among mentally distressed and non-distressed clients receiving in-home care management assessment by aging services provider network (ASPN) agencies in the U.S.A...
  34. pmc Research to reduce the suicide rate among older adults: methodology roadblocks and promising paradigms
    Katalin Szanto
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 64:586-9. 2013
    ....
  35. pmc The Senior Connection: design and rationale of a randomized trial of peer companionship to reduce suicide risk in later life
    Kimberly A Van Orden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 35:117-26. 2013
    ....
  36. pmc The association of African Americans' perceptions of neighborhood crime and drugs with mental illness
    Adam Simning
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 265 Crittenden Boulevard, CU 420644, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:1159-67. 2012
    ..This study aims to determine if higher levels of perceived neighborhood problems are associated with greater prevalence of 12-month and lifetime psychiatric disorders among African Americans...
  37. doi request reprint The next generation of psychological autopsy studies. Part I. Interview content
    Kenneth R Conner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 41:594-613. 2011
    ..The benefits and challenges to using common protocols across studies are also discussed...
  38. pmc Anxiety and its correlates among older adults accessing aging services
    Thomas M Richardson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:31-8. 2011
    ..To assess the characteristics of anxiety in aging services network (ASN) clients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed women with sexual abuse histories: a pilot study in a community mental health center
    Nancy L Talbot
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical Center, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642 8409, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:847-50. 2005
    ..Although a 16-session course of IPT appears feasible and promising, modifications may be needed to reduce barriers to care and enhance treatment potency...
  40. pmc Depression and suicidal behaviors in Medicare primary care patients under age 65
    Bruce Friedman
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:397-403. 2005
    ..To examine suicidal behavior and depression prevalence among a group of Medicare patients under age 65 with functional impairment and recent significant health care services use...
  41. ncbi request reprint Personality is associated with perceived health and functional status in older primary care patients
    Paul R Duberstein
    Department of Psychiatry and The Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York 14642, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:25-37. 2003
    ..This study underscores the conceptual and heuristic value of examining moderators of the links between personality variables and health...
  42. pmc Suicides in late life
    Kimberly Van Orden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 13:234-41. 2011
    ..For the clinician working with older adults, our recommendation is to not only consider risk factors, such as depression, and implement appropriate treatments but to enhance social connectedness as well...
  43. ncbi request reprint Preliminary report on childhood sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts among middle-aged and older depressed women
    Nancy L Talbot
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 300 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642 8409, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:536-8. 2004
    ..Authors examined the relationship between childhood sexual abuse histories and suicidal ideation and behavior among depressed women age 50 years and older...
  44. ncbi request reprint Personality and attempted suicide in depressed adults 50 years of age and older: a facet level analysis
    J David Useda
    Laboratory of Personality and Development, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, NY 14642, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 45:353-61. 2004
    ..Interventions tailored to specific personality profiles in this high-risk group should be developed, and their efficacy examined...
  45. ncbi request reprint Moderators of the relationship between alcohol dependence and suicide and medically serious suicide attempts: analyses of Canterbury Suicide Project data
    Kenneth R Conner
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:1156-61. 2003
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for late-life suicide: a prospective, community-based study
    Carolyn L Turvey
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242 1009, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:398-406. 2002
    ..This study provided additional information about the context of late-life depression that also contributes to suicidal behavior: poor perceived health, poor sleep quality, and limited presence of a relative or friend to confide in...
  47. ncbi request reprint Profile of discrete emotions in affective disorders in older primary care patients
    L Seidlitz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA
    Gerontologist 41:643-51. 2001
    ..This research examined whether the frequencies of specific emotions are associated with major and minor depression in older primary care patients...
  48. ncbi request reprint Suicide at 50 years of age and older: perceived physical illness, family discord and financial strain
    P R Duberstein
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Psychol Med 34:137-46. 2004
    ..Mental disorders amplify suicide risk across the lifecourse, but most people with mental disorder do not take their own lives. Few controlled studies have examined the contribution of stressors to suicide risk...
  49. pmc Suicide and death ideation in older adults obtaining aging services
    Alisa A O'Riley
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:614-22. 2014
    ..To assess the frequency and correlates of death and suicide ideation in older adults accessing aging services...
  50. pmc Predictors of suicide in patients with dementia
    Lisa S Seyfried
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 7:567-73. 2011
    ..Assessing predictors of suicide and means of completion in patients with dementia may aid the development of interventions to reduce risk of suicide among the growing population of individuals with dementia...
  51. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for suicide in later life
    Yeates Conwell
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 52:193-204. 2002
    ..Additional research is needed to define more precisely the interactions between emotional, physical, and social factors that determine risk for suicide in the older adult...
  52. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire 2 (PHQ-2) in identifying major depression in older people
    Chunyu Li
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:596-602. 2007
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Psychosocial and clinical correlates of suicidal acts: results from a national population survey
    Emma Robertson Blackmore
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Centre, Rochester, NY 14642 8409, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 192:279-84. 2008
    ..Clinical samples have identified a number of psychosocial risk factors for suicidal acts but it is unclear if these findings relate to the general population...
  54. ncbi request reprint Aggression in suicide among adults age 50 and over
    Kenneth R Conner
    University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:37-42. 2004
    ..Aggression confers risk for suicide in younger adults, but there is a paucity of research in middle and older adults. The authors examined the link between aggression and suicide in individuals age 50 and over...
  55. ncbi request reprint Detection of postpartum depressive symptoms by screening at well-child visits
    Linda H Chaudron
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, USA
    Pediatrics 113:551-8. 2004
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Family matters: a social system perspective on physician-assisted suicide and the older adult
    D A King
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Psychol Public Policy Law 6:434-51. 2000
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Relationships of age and axis I diagnoses in victims of completed suicide: a psychological autopsy study
    Y Conwell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine, NY, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 153:1001-8. 1996
    ..Psychiatric illness is a potent risk factor for suicide, rates of which differ markedly with age. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the psychiatric diagnoses of suicide victims vary predictably with age...
  58. ncbi request reprint Cerebrovascular risk factors and 1-year depression outcome in older primary care patients
    J M Lyness
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:1499-501. 2000
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Age differences in behaviors leading to completed suicide
    Y Conwell
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, NY, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 6:122-6. 1998
    ..Primary prevention should be the focus of efforts to decrease suicide rates in late life...
  60. ncbi request reprint Method choice, intent, and gender in completed suicide
    D G Denning
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine, NY, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 30:282-8. 2000
    ..Although women were significantly less likely to use a violent method than men, there was no difference in the lethality of their suicidal intent...
  61. ncbi request reprint Domestic violence, separation, and suicide in young men with early onset alcoholism: reanalyses of Murphy's data
    K R Conner
    Geriatrics and Neuropsychiatry Program, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York 14642, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 30:354-9. 2000
    ..Domestic violence appears to typify many of their domestic relationships, particularly among younger men and men with early onset alcoholism...
  62. ncbi request reprint Suicide in the elderly
    E D Caine
    University of Rochester Medical Center, New York 14642 8409, USA
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 16:S25-30. 2001
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Suicide in elders
    Y Conwell
    University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, 300 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642 8409, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 932:132-47; discussion 147-50. 2001
    ..Strategies designed to identify this group and provide them with preventive services through outreach to the community have shown promise as late-life suicide prevention measures as well...
  64. ncbi request reprint Emotion traits in older suicide attempters and non-attempters
    L Seidlitz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    J Affect Disord 66:123-31. 2001
    ..Emotion traits may be helpful in assessing suicide risk...
  65. ncbi request reprint Violence, alcohol, and completed suicide: a case-control study
    K R Conner
    Center for Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1701-5. 2001
    ..Violent behavior may represent a risk factor for suicide. The authors tested the hypothesis that violent behavior in the last year of life is associated with completed suicide, even after controlling for alcohol use disorders...
  66. ncbi request reprint Psychological vulnerability to completed suicide: a review of empirical studies
    K R Conner
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY 14642, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 31:367-85. 2001
    ..Current knowledge of psychological vulnerability to completed suicide could inform social and neurobiological research, and thereby deepen understanding of suicide while potentially bridging these areas of study...
  67. ncbi request reprint Personality traits and suicidal behavior and ideation in depressed inpatients 50 years of age and older
    P R Duberstein
    University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 55:P18-26. 2000
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Poor social integration and suicide: fact or artifact? A case-control study
    P R Duberstein
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Psychol Med 34:1331-7. 2004
    ..Sociological studies have shown that poor social integration confers suicide risk. It is not known whether poor integration amplifies risk after adjusting statistically for the effects of mental disorders and employment status...
  69. ncbi request reprint Age-related patterns of factors associated with completed suicide in men with alcohol dependence
    K R Conner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, N Y 14642, USA
    Am J Addict 8:312-8. 1999
    ..Results suggest that factors associated with suicide may cluster in male alcoholics of differing ages, with implications for risk recognition and intervention...
  70. ncbi request reprint Screening for depression in elderly primary care patients. A comparison of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale and the Geriatric Depression Scale
    J M Lyness
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY, USA
    Arch Intern Med 157:449-54. 1997
    ..However, available findings from younger patients may not generalize to older persons, and existing studies of screening instruments in older patient samples have suffered substantial methodological limitations...
  71. ncbi request reprint The role of drinking in suicidal ideation: analyses of Project MATCH data
    Kenneth R Conner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:402-8. 2003
    ..The associations of suicidal ideation with both the intensity (drinks per drinking day) and frequency of alcohol consumption were examined in a longitudinal study of treated alcoholics...
  72. ncbi request reprint Cerebrovascular risk factors and later-life major depression. Testing a small-vessel brain disease model
    J M Lyness
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 6:5-13. 1998
    ..These data did not support the notion that a linear model of small-vessel disease might apply to the great majority of older inpatients with major depression...
  73. ncbi request reprint Ruminative thinking in older inpatients with major depression
    J M Lyness
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY 14642, USA
    J Affect Disord 46:273-7. 1997
    ..Further investigations in inpatients and other populations examining its relationships to other phenomenology, to course and outcome, and to putative underlying mechanisms of depression are warranted...
  74. ncbi request reprint Cerebrovascular risk factors and depression in older primary care patients: testing a vascular brain disease model of depression
    J M Lyness
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 7:252-8. 1999
    ..Future work should include longitudinal study with larger sample sizes...
  75. ncbi request reprint Age and suicidal ideation in older depressed inpatients
    P R Duberstein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642 8409 Paul
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 7:289-96. 1999
    ..Preventive or treatment measures initiated after the onset of the suicidal state may be insufficient, and other preventive strategies ought to be considered...
  76. pmc Family connectedness moderates the association between living alone and suicide ideation in a clinical sample of adults 50 years and older
    Bonnie Purcell
    Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:717-23. 2012
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  77. pmc Injury hospitalization and risks for subsequent self-injury and suicide: a national study from New Zealand
    Kenneth R Conner
    University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1128-31. 2003
    ..Risks for suicide and nonfatal self-injury hospitalizations associated with previous injury hospitalizations were investigated in a nationwide retrospective cohort study conducted in New Zealand...
  78. ncbi request reprint Depressive disorders and symptoms in older primary care patients: one-year outcomes
    Jeffrey M Lyness
    Laboratory of Depression and Medical Comorbidity, Program in Geriatrics and Neuropsychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:275-82. 2002
    ..Depressive conditions had considerable rates of persistence, yet the outcome was not uniformly poor. Longer-term naturalistic study is needed, as are treatment studies targeting those at highest risk of recurrence or chronicity...
  79. ncbi request reprint The validity of proxy-based data in suicide research: a study of patients 50 years of age and older who attempted suicide. II. Life events, social support and suicidal behavior
    K R Conner
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester Medical Center, 3300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 104:452-7. 2001
    ....
  80. pmc Cognitive impairment in public housing residents living in Western New York
    Adam Simning
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester, NY, 14642, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49:477-85. 2014
    ..We therefore aim to characterize its prevalence and correlates, which may help determine which residents could benefit from additional assistance to optimize their ability to function independently...
  81. pmc Characteristics and comorbid symptoms of older adults reporting death ideation
    Kimberly A Van Orden
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:803-10. 2013
    ..To determine whether death ideation in late life is associated with markers of elevated risk for suicide, or reflects normal psychological processes in later life...
  82. pmc Anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders in United States African-American public housing residents
    Adam Simning
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 46:983-92. 2011
    ..To better understand healthcare disparities within African-Americans communities, we characterized anxiety, mood, and substance use disorder prevalence and associated service utilization among public and non-public housing residents...
  83. pmc If suicide is a public health problem, what are we doing to prevent it?
    Kerry L Knox
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:37-45. 2004
    ..We examined whether the current urgency to develop effective interventions for suicide prevention can benefit from an understanding of the evolution of population-based strategies to prevent heart disease...
  84. ncbi request reprint The validity of proxy-based data in suicide research: a study of patients 50 years of age and older who attempted suicide. I. Psychiatric diagnoses
    K R Conner
    Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 104:204-9. 2001
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  85. pmc Pet ownership may attenuate loneliness among older adult primary care patients who live alone
    Ian H Stanley
    a Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
    Aging Ment Health 18:394-9. 2014
    ..The aim of this study is to describe the association of pet ownership and loneliness...
  86. pmc Studying suicide with psychological autopsy: social and cultural feasibilities of the methodology in China
    Jie Zhang
    Department of Sociology, State University of New York College at Buffalo, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 32:370-9. 2002
    ..Future epidemiological research on Chinese suicide should use the psychological autopsy method to collect data from larger samples in order to increase our understanding of the risk factors for Chinese suicides...
  87. ncbi request reprint Correlates of lifetime suicide attempts among individuals with affective disorders in a Chinese rural community
    Mao Sheng Ran
    University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam 96923, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 11:119-27. 2007
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  88. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic and psychological correlates of suicidality among Hong Kong working-age adults: results from a population-based survey
    Ka Y Liu
    HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Psychol Med 36:1759-67. 2006
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  89. ncbi request reprint Suicide among older psychiatric inpatients: an evidence-based study of a high-risk group
    Annette Erlangsen
    National Centre for Register Based Research, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:734-41. 2006
    ..The current study examines the characteristics associated with suicide among older adults who are admitted to a psychiatric hospital...
  90. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of depression and its correlates in Hong Kong's Chinese older adults
    Iris Chi
    Sau Po Centre on Aging, The Univ of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:409-16. 2005
    ..The authors assessed the prevalence of depression among older adults and identified factors associated with it...
  91. ncbi request reprint Attempted suicide in elderly Chinese persons: a multi-group, controlled study
    Joshua Tsoh
    Dept of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese Univ of Hong Kong, N T, Hong Kong, China
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:562-71. 2005
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  92. ncbi request reprint Factors of suicide ideation and their relation to clinical and other indicators in older adults
    Tracy K Witte
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 1270, United States
    J Affect Disord 94:165-72. 2006
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint Elderly suicide and the 2003 SARS epidemic in Hong Kong
    Sau Man Sandra Chan
    Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:113-8. 2006
    ..Hong Kong was struck by the community outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003. In the same year, the elderly suicide rate in Hong Kong showed a sharp upturn from a previous downward trend...
  94. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of suicide attempters and nonattempters with schizophrenia in a rural community
    Mao Sheng Ran
    College of Professional Studies, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam 96923
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 35:694-701. 2005
    ..Early interventions focusing on reducing hopelessness and controlling positive symptoms may help reduce the risk of suicide attempts among patients with schizophrenia...
  95. ncbi request reprint Comparison of characteristics between geriatric and younger subjects with schizophrenia in community
    Mao Sheng Ran
    Institute of Mental Health, West China Hospital, West China Medical School of Sichuan University, China
    J Psychiatr Res 38:417-24. 2004
    ..The pathogenesis and psychopathology of geriatric subjects may be different compared to younger subjects with schizophrenia...
  96. ncbi request reprint Correlates of suicide among home health care utilizers who died by suicide and community controls
    Jennifer L Rowe
    Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 21 Bloo mingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 36:65-75. 2006
    ..Identifying suicide risk factors that place older adult home health care utilizers at particularly high risk for suicidal behaviors within this population will further help target suicide preventive interventions by home care providers...
  97. ncbi request reprint Theme issue: suicidal behaviors in older adults
    Yeates Conwell
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 10:359-61. 2002
  98. ncbi request reprint Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance consensus statement on the unmet needs in diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders in late life
    Dennis S Charney
    National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:664-72. 2003
    ..To review progress made during the past decade in late-life mood disorders and to identify areas of unmet need in health care delivery and research...
  99. pmc Studying Chinese suicide with proxy-based data: reliability and validity of the methodology and instruments in China
    Jie Zhang
    Department of Sociology, State University of New York College at Buffalo, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:450-7. 2003
    ..Additionally, interrater reliabilities of the five interviewers were very good on selected scales. This study has laid a partial foundation for future psychological autopsy projects to be held in Chinese culture...
  100. doi request reprint Mortality of geriatric and younger patients with schizophrenia in the community
    Mao Sheng Ran
    College of Professional Studies, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 38:143-51. 2008
    ..Specific intervention strategies for decreasing mortality and suicide should be developed for patients with schizophrenia in different age groups...
  101. ncbi request reprint Suicide by charcoal burning in Taiwan: implications for means substitution by a case-linkage study
    Chian Jue Kuo
    Department of General Psychiatry, Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:286-90. 2008
    ..This study estimated the incidence of suicide mortality among suicide attempters in Taiwan and assessed the extent of means substitution among subjects with a non-fatal attempt and a subsequent fatal attempt during the study period...

Research Grants7

  1. Detection of Elder Mistreatment in the Aging Services Network
    Yeates Conwell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This project will create the tools necessary to identify older people who are victims of elder mistreatment and who present for care to the aging services network. ..
  2. SUICIDE PREVENTION: RESEARCH & RESEARCH TRAINING
    Yeates Conwell; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  3. IP-RISP: The Senior Health and Research Alliance
    Yeates Conwell; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. Post-Doctoral Training in Suicide Prevention Research
    Yeates Conwell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....