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Risk factors for repetition and suicide following self-harm in older adults: multicentre cohort study.

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BACKGROUND: Older adults have elevated suicide rates. Self-harm is the most important risk factor for suicide. There are few population-based studies of self-harm in older adults. AIMS: To calculate self-harm rates, risk factors for repetition and rates of suicide following self-harm in adults aged 60 years and over. METHOD: We studied a prospective, population-based self-harm cohort presenting to six general hospitals in three cities in England during 2000 to 2007. RESULTS: In total 1177 ol...

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10.1192/bjp.bp.111.094177

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Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
200
Issue:
5
Pages:
399-404
Publication date:
2012-05-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:95349b6d-62b1-4fce-b5ee-39d1a194060c
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221414
Local pid:
pubs:221414

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