Year: 1979 Source: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, v.8, no.3, (July 1979), p.290-297 SIEC No: 19870172

This study is based on data from coroners’ files (1969-76) and a psychological post-mortem study of all suicides in 1974 (n=57), 39 males and 18 females. Aged suicide, demographic data of the aged suicide population, methods used and causative factors are recorded, analyzed and discussed. Reactions of surviving relatives are described. Unique features of aged suicide are noted and explained. 11 refs.