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2020 Nov 26

Curr Pharm Des

Suicide and Suicide Attempts in the Elderly Patients: An Epidemiological Analysis of Risk Factors and Prevention.


Makara-Studzińska M, Somasundaram SG, Halicka J, Madej A, Leszek J, Rehan M, Ashraf GM, Gavryushova LV, Nikolenko VN, Mikhaleva LM, Muresanu C, Kirkland CE, Avila-Rodriguez M, Aliev G
Curr Pharm Des. 2020 Nov 26.
PMID: 33243131.


Some elderly commit suicide due to the interaction of various factors including, for example, feelings of loneliness, financial distress, alcohol abuse, chronic pain, progressive diseases, and personality disorders. The data from the EU countries with the highest rates of suicide and suicide attempts among people over 55 years of age warrant the consideration of new approaches to address this social problem.