Physicians are less willing to treat suicidal ideation in older patients.

  title={Physicians are less willing to treat suicidal ideation in older patients.},
  author={H Uncapher and Patricia A Are{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={48 2},
OBJECTIVE Older adults have the highest rate of suicide of any age group, and reducing the number of late-life suicides has become a national priority. The objective of this study was to determine if an age bias exists among primary care physicians when they contemplate treating suicidal patients. DESIGN Primary care providers were mailed one of two case vignettes of a suicidal, depressed patient. The only difference between the two vignettes was the age of the patient (38 or 78 years old… CONTINUE READING

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