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Life problems and physical illness as risk factors for suicide in older people: a descriptive and case-control study

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Background. The role of physical illness and life problems in contributing to suicide in older people is potentially important with regard to suicide prevention. Method. The aim of the study was to determine the life problems other than psychiatric illness contributing to suicide in older people. Semi-structured psychological autopsy interviews, covering life problems and physical illness prior to death, were conducted with informants for 100 people aged 60 years old and over who died through...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0033291706007872

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Keith Hawton
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Funding agency for:
Tony Hope
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Funding agency for:
Robin Jacoby
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychological Medicine Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
9
Pages:
1265-1274
Publication date:
2006-09-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:4978ff12-0c70-418b-b129-d30b9ef7690e
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ora:1474

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