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Suicide in the elderly

The older of the elderly population (>80 years old) are more likely to commit suicide without a past history of a psychiatric illness compared to younger age groups according to a recent study.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The British Journal of Psychiatry (2005) 187:43-48

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About: Suicide in the elderly

Date: 2005

Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry (2005) 187:43-48

Author: Preben Mortensen, Werner Vach, Bernard Jeune

URL: http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/abstract/187/1/43

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