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Elderly face high suicide risk

Elderly people who develop heart disease, emphysema and incontinence are more likely to commit suicide, often as a result of psychiatric illness such as depression, schizophrenia and anxiety. 58 out of 100,000 Canadians aged 80-85 commit suicide each year.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Today’s Paper

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About: Elderly face high suicide risk

Date: 15 June 2004

Source: Today’s Paper

Author: Andre Picard

URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040615/SUICIDE15/TPHealth/

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