[Dementia and suicide].

  title={[Dementia and suicide].},
  author={Barbara Schneider and Kurt Maurer and Lutz Fr{\"o}lich},
  journal={Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie},
  volume={69 4},
The relationship between suicide and dementia has not systematically been investigated, although the prevalence of both, dementia and suicide, increases with age. In contrast to patients with other psychiatric disorders, patients with dementia were not found to die from suicide more often than expected (SMR, 0). Thus the diagnosis of dementia does not contribute to the elevated suicide risk in old age. In studies using the psychological autopsy method, dementia was rarely diagnosed in suicide… CONTINUE READING

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