Year: 1986 Source: Psychological Reports, v.58, no.3, (June 1986), p.775-782 SIEC No: 19871682

This article reports on a comparison of 4 inpatient groups, (20 subjects each) based on age (54 years) & current suicidal behaviour (suicidal, & nonsuicidal but depressed.) Results suggest clinicians should be aware of using traditional suicide variables on assessment of the suicidal elderly & be most wary of older psychiatric patients who have a primary diagnosis of depression, possess suicidal ideation or make a suicidal gesture, & have physical problems. (20 refs.)