Suicide and deliberate self harm in older Irish adults.

  title={Suicide and deliberate self harm in older Irish adults.},
  author={P. Corcoran and U. Reulbach and I. Perry and E. Arensman},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={22 8},
  • P. Corcoran, U. Reulbach, +1 author E. Arensman
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • International psychogeriatrics
  • 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 stable… CONTINUE READING
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