Older adults and the desire for suicide : the role of perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness
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The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide (IPTS) predicts that in order for individuals to complete suicide, they must have both the desire for suicide, comprised of two components named thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness, and the ability to carry out the act, labeled acquired capability. Mounting evidence supports the tenets of the IPTS; however, little research has tested this theory among older adults, a population at the highest risk for suicide. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the structure and validity of the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire (INQ), a ...