Year: 1984 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.14, no.1, (Spring 1984), p.52-58 SIEC No: 19842536

In 8 years, 21183 San Diego County residents killed themselves. Of these, 52 had been at sometime patients of one private psychiatric group. the suicide rate increased with age for the county population but not for the psychiatric patients. This difference was highly significant. Although older people generally are at greater risk for suicide, older psychiatric patients may be more responsive to treatment.