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Clinical management of suicidality in the elderly: an opportunity for involvement in the lives of older patients.

Authors
  • Grek, Adrian
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2007
Volume
52
Issue
6 Suppl 1
Identifiers
PMID: 17824352
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Being male as well as having mental illness (particularly depression), physical illness, and interpersonal discord are all risk factors for suicide in the elderly. There is evidence to suggest that conscientious, systematic treatment of depression in elderly individuals reduces the rate of suicide in the elderly.

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