Year: 1991 Source: New York: Plenum Press, 1991. p.81-92 SIEC No: 19910383

This study assesses the psychological consequences of reaching symbolic ages like 40, 65 & 70. The authors find that suicide rates display noticeable peaks at almost all symbolic ages. The authors speculate that perhaps this is because people “take stock” of their lives, & the goals they have or have not achieved at these ages.