Year: 2003 Source: Women's Health in Primary Care, v.6, no.3, (June 2003), p.281-289 SIEC No: 20050549

This article reviews what is currently known about attempted & completed suicide in women 65 & older. The discussion includes an overview of risk factors for suicide most relevant to women, theories to explain sex-specific differences, & recommendations on suicide prevention. Racial, cultural, & ethnic distinctions are also explored. (27 refs)