Year: 1989 Source: Phoenix, Arizona: The Oryx Press, 1989. p.231-233 SIEC No: 20041186

This encyclopedia entry explores the problem of suicide among the elderly population, paying close attention to fluctuating rates of suicide among this group. Elderly high-risk groups are identified & risk indicators are reviewed. Precipitating factors & warning signs for suicide in elderly individuals are also examined. (11 refs)