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Suicide in late life


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Title: Suicide in late life
Authors: Waern, Margda 1955-
Issue Date: 2000
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Institute of Clinical Neurosciences
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap
Date of Defence: 2000-11-24
Disputation: Patologiska institutionens aula, Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset, kl. 13.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: elderly
suicide
depression
physical illness
family discord
suicidal communication
antidepressants
self-poisoning
bensodiazepines
Abstract: Background: Elderly persons have the highest suicide rates in most industrialized countries. A number of antecedents to suicide late in life have been identified, but the risk associated with these factors is unclear because controlled studies are lacking.Aim: To study the risk for suicide associated with mental and physical illness and social factors in persons 65 years and above. Physician's ability to detect suicidality and the utilization of antidepressants was also studied. Finally, a possi... more
ISBN: 91-628-4540-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/14735
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