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Attempted suicide in late life: A prospective study

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Title: Attempted suicide in late life: A prospective study
Authors: Wiktorsson, Stefan
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: I. Wiktorsson S, Runeson B, Skoog I, Östling S, Waern M. Attempted Suicide in the Elderly: Characteristics of Suicide Attempters 70 Years and Older and a General Population Comparison Group. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2010 Jan, 18 (1): 57-67.

II. Morin J, Wiktorsson S, Marlow T, Olesen P, Skoog I, Waern M. Alcohol Use Disorder in Elderly Suicide Attempters: a Comparison Study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2011 Oct, accepted.

III. Wiktorsson S, Marlow T, Runeson B, Skoog I, Waern M. Prospective Cohort Study of Suicide Attempters Aged 70 and Above: One-Year Outcomes. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2011 Nov, 134 (1-3): 333-40.

IV. Wiktorsson S, Berg AI, Billstedt E, Duberstein P, Marlow T, Skoog I, Waern M. Neuroticism and Extroversion in Suicide Attempters Aged 75 and Above and a General Population Comparison Group. 2011 Dec, submitted.
Date of Defence: 2012-01-20
Disputation: Fredagen den 20 januari 2012, kl. 13.00 Mölndalsaulan, V-Huset, Mölndals Sjukhus
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Elderly
Suicide Attempt
Alcohol Use Disorder
Prospective Study
One-Year mortality
Repeated suicidal behaviour
Abstract: Background: Elderly have high suicide rates. While attempted suicide is the strongest known predictor of suicide death, there are few controlled studies focusing on elderly attempters and prospective studies are lacking. Aims: To examine social, psychological and psychiatric characteristics in elderly suicide attempters and in a general population comparison group. To investigate one-year outcomes and associated factors. Methods: One-hundred and three suicide attempters (70+) (56 women ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8382-9
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