The role of benzodiazepines in elderly suicides.

  title={The role of benzodiazepines in elderly suicides.},
  author={Anders Carlsten and Margda Waern and Per Holmgren and Peter Allebeck},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
  volume={31 3},
AIMS In Sweden, suicides by drug poisoning have decreased in the population at large during the past two decades. However, drug poisoning suicides increased among the elderly during this period. Suicides by benzodiazepine poisoning increased in this age group despite a reduction in prescription sales of these drugs. This study aims therefore to determine the role of benzodiazepines in suicide late in life. METHODS Information concerning all definite suicides and deaths due to "undetermined… CONTINUE READING


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