Year: 1992 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (25th: 1992: Chicago), p.242-243 SIEC No: 19940456

This research explored the relationship between chronic dyspnea, suicide & suicidal ideation in elderly men through the use of psychological autopsies. Case subjects were identified through the coroner’s office & control subjects were obtained from outpatient practices in Chicago & surrounding suburbs. The suicide group was found to suffer a much higher incidence of depression. However, the nonsuicide group was much more likely to be receiving treatment for psychiatric disturbances.