Year: 1997 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.154, no.1, (January 1997), p.44-49 SIEC No: 19970020

Medical experts believe that elderly persons have more suicidal thoughts than younger generations which is why suicide rates are high for this age group. A study taken in Gothenburg, Sweden was done involving 85 year-old men and women where a psychiatrist conducted interviews with the participants to determine if there was a correlation between age, suicidal thoughts, mental disorders, etc. Suicidal feelings were more common in persons with mental disorders than those without.