Year: 2008 Source: Proceedings (Baylor University Medical Center), v.21, no.4, (October 2008), p.373-377 SIEC No: 20100380

This article explores known risk correlates of suicide in the elderly, epidemiologic & demographic factors as well as social, physical, & mental health aspects. The article then reviews the relationship between suicidal manifestations & antidepressants & concludes with a practical management strategy for the elderly given the current evidence base. (33 refs.)