Age and suicidal ideation in older depressed inpatients.

  title={Age and suicidal ideation in older depressed inpatients.},
  author={Paul R Duberstein and Yeates Conwell and Larry Seidlitz and Jeffrey M. Lyness and Christopher Cox and Eric D Caine},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={7 4},
Age-related patterns of symptom presentation may complicate the recognition of suicide risk. The authors sought to determine whether there is a relationship between age and reported suicidal ideation in depressed suicide attempters (DSAs) and depressed nonattempters (DNs) 50 years of age and over. Regression analyses revealed that increasing age is significantly associated with the absence of suicidal ideation in both DSAs and DNs. Because of their lower rates of depressed mood and suicidal… CONTINUE READING

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