Suicide attempts by the old and the very old.

@article{Frierson1991SuicideAB,
  title={Suicide attempts by the old and the very old.},
  author={Richard L. Frierson},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={151 1},
  pages={
          141-4
        }
}
Attempted suicide by the elderly is a major psychiatric problem. Ninety-five patients between 60 and 90 years of age were evaluated by a psychiatric consultation service after a suicide attempt. Characteristics of this group included (1) a high degree of premeditation, (2) a tendency toward firearm use and wounds to the head, (3) male sex, (4) coexisting medical problems, (5) serious intent that increased by decade, (6) solitary living arrangements, (7) presence or history of a major… CONTINUE READING
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