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Deliberate self-harm in people aged 60 years and over: characteristics and outcome of a 20-year cohort.

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BACKGROUND: Little information is available about older deliberate self-harm (DSH) patients and their outcome. METHODS: This study is a prospective investigation and follow-up of 730 consecutive patients (459 females and 271 males) aged 60 years and over who presented to a general hospital following DSH over a 20-year period, 1978-1997. Outcome has been examined in terms of repetition of DSH, and deaths by the end of 2000 identified through official death registers. RESULTS: DSH involved sel...

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10.1002/gps.1526

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Harriss, L More by this author
Journal:
International journal of geriatric psychiatry
Volume:
21
Issue:
6
Pages:
572-581
Publication date:
2006-06-05
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EISSN:
1099-1166
ISSN:
0885-6230
URN:
uuid:023e18db-d6d6-4798-b7d0-10a7433dde4e
Source identifiers:
168463
Local pid:
pubs:168463

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