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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 throug...

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10.1017/s0033291706007872

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Harwood, DM More by this author
Harriss, L More by this author
Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
36
Issue:
9
Pages:
1265-1274
Publication date:
2006-09-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:c5530113-a982-4ca8-ae60-b54c3c6977d0
Source identifiers:
168465
Local pid:
pubs:168465

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