Year: 2013 Source: Aging & Mental Health.(2013).17(4):479-488. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2012.749835 SIEC No: 20130715

Personality traits have been shown to influence suicidal behaviour but the literature on ÔolderÕ elderly is sparse. The aim was to compare neuroticism and extroversion in hospitalized suicide attempters aged 75 and above and a general population comparison group. Seventy-two hospitalized suicide attempters (mean age 81 years) were interviewed. Comparison subjects were drawn from participants in population studies on health and ageing.