Deliberate self‐harm in the elderly

@article{Pierce1987DeliberateSI,
  title={Deliberate self‐harm in the elderly},
  author={D. Pierce},
  journal={International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={2}
}
  • D. Pierce
  • Published 1987
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • This article reviews 145 patients over the age of 65 years seen at a district general hospital after deliberate self‐harm between 1973 and 1985. There was no significant change in the numbers seen per year, and they comprised 5.4% of all the hospital's self‐harm cases. The male to female ratio was 1:1·5 although the self‐harm rates for males and females over 65 in the local population were identical. Fifty‐five per cent widowed, over 90% of the patients had depressive conditions, only 3% had an… CONTINUE READING
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