Year: 2010 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.167, no.1, (January 2010), p.102 SIEC No: 20100152

In this letter to the editor, the author comments on a previous article on reducing suicide ideation & depression in older primary care patients. She suggests the consideration of additional suicide risk factors among the elderly could increase the effectiveness of treatment. Enhanced medical & social support as well as pain management could be added to depression treatment & reducing the availability of means. (6 refs.)