Year: 1991 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.148, no.4, (April 1991), p.524-527 SIEC No: 19910635

This study examines how stressors affect suicidal behaivor during different stages of the life cycle. The authors found 3 common stressors: conflict-separation-rejection, economic problems & medical illness. The majority of stressors among subjects 80 years old or older were illnesses. The authors conclude that the variation coincide with adult development theory. They also discuss the limitations present in this type of study. (VM)