Year: 1997 Source: Current Opinion in Psychiatry, v.10, no.4, (1997), p.314-317 SIEC No: 19971397

Developments in research on suicide & deliberate self-harm in the elderly are reviewed with particular reference to psychological autopsy & risk factors. The elderly suicides show high levels of treatable mental health problems, particularly of major depression. The relevance of suicidal ideation & previous suicide attempts is explored. (28 refs.)