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