Suicidal feelings in the last year of life in elderly people who commit suicide

Lancet. 1999 Sep 11;354(9182):917-8. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(99)93099-4.

Abstract

We examined suicidal feelings noted by doctors and by relatives of 85 elderly (> or = 65 years) people who died by suicide. When depression is suspected in an elderly patient, suicidal feelings should be assessed even during follow-up treatment.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Communication
  • Depressive Disorder / diagnosis*
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motivation
  • Personality Assessment
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Risk Factors
  • Suicide / prevention & control
  • Suicide / psychology*
  • Sweden