Suicide and deliberate self harm in older Irish adults

  title={Suicide and deliberate self harm in older Irish adults},
  author={Paul Corcoran and Udo Reulbach and Ivan J. Perry and Ella Arensman},
  journal={International Psychogeriatrics},
  pages={1327 - 1336}
ABSTRACT Background: Hospital-treated deliberate self harm and suicide among older adults have rarely been examined at a national level. Methods: The Irish Central Statistics Office provided suicide and undetermined death data for 1980–2006. The National Registry of Deliberate Self Harm collected data relating to deliberate self harm presentations made in 2006–2008 to all 40 Irish hospital emergency departments. Results: Rates of female suicide among older adults (over 55 years) were relatively… 

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