Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press, Inc, 1990. p.1-14 SIEC No: 19910330

This article is the introductory chapter to a book about suicide over the life-span. This chapter discusses the increase of suicide rates with age, risk indicators, & the protective factors of social support systems. Risk factors discussed include psychiatric disorders, psychosocial events, personality traits, family history & genetics, & biologial factors. (VM)