Early-stage Alzheimer disease represents increased suicidal risk in relation to later stages.

@article{Lim2005EarlystageAD,
  title={Early-stage Alzheimer disease represents increased suicidal risk in relation to later stages.},
  author={Wee Shiong Lim and Eugene H. Rubin and Mary A Coats and John C. Morris},
  journal={Alzheimer disease and associated disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={214-9}
}
The level of risk for suicide in individuals with Alzheimer disease (AD) generally is considered to be low. It is important to recognize, however, that suicide can occur in early-stage Alzheimer disease on the background of a distinct high-risk profile. The objective of this report is to describe the clinical profiles of individuals with very mild Alzheimer disease who either attempted or completed suicide. We describe two participants in a longitudinal study of early-stage Alzheimer disease… CONTINUE READING

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