Year: 2004 Source: BMJ, v.329, no.7471, (16 October 2004), p.895-899 SIEC No: 20041350

The authors argue that suicide in elderly people receives relatively little attention, with public health measures, medical research, & media attention focusing on younger age groups. They outline the epidemiology & causal factors associated with suicidal behaviour in elderly people, & summarize the current measures for prevention & management of this neglected phenomenon. (23 refs)