Year: 1989 Source: Psychopathology, v.22, no.4, (1989), p.202-207 SIEC No: 19900255

Discusses a study of 310 suicides of psychiatric inpatients. Results demonstrate that age is an autonomous risk factor & not to be confounded with psychiatric morbidity. Psychiatric morbidity of older suicides is not sufficient to explain the suicidal act. Results are discussed with special reference to preventing & managing suicide in the elderly. (20 ref)