Year: 1999 Source: American Medical News, v.42, no.10, (March 8, 1999), p.45, 47-48, 50 SIEC No: 19990322

This collection of articles discusses homicide/suicide in thelderly – who are at the highest risk of suicide due to health concerns that may cause depression. Researchers focussed on the Florida area where 20% of the USA’s elderly live in retirement. Doctors believe that elderly patients seek out help for physical problems while actually needing aid for depression, substance abuse or other aggravating factors believed to contribute to suicide and compassion-based homicidal ideation.