Attempted suicide in the elderly in England: age-associated rates, time trends and methods.

@article{Shah2009AttemptedSI,
  title={Attempted suicide in the elderly in England: age-associated rates, time trends and methods.},
  author={Ajit Jesang Shah},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={889-95}
}
BACKGROUND Critical study of attempted suicides may allow greater understanding of completed suicides because of the considerable overlap between attempted and completed suicides in the elderly. METHODS Age-associated rates (60-74 years versus 75+ years), trends over time and methods of attempted suicide in the elderly in England were examined using recently collected national data for a nine-year period. RESULTS The rate of attempted suicides in the 60-74 years age-band increased over the… CONTINUE READING

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