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Medical Illness and the Risk of Suicide in the Elderly

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In this study, the investigators reviewed the relationship between specific common medical illnesses and the risk of suicide in the elderly from a population-based case-control study. A broad database was accessed for cases of suicide which were matched with controls. The study identified common medical illnesses which were associated with increased risk of suicide.

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  1. Juurlink DN, Herrmann N, Szalai JP, Kopp A, Redelmeier DA. Medical illness and the risk of suicide in the elderly. Arch Intern Med. 2004;164:1179–84.

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Wong, A., Pasovic, V., Khan, A.A., Akinyemi, E. (2022). Medical Illness and the Risk of Suicide in the Elderly. In: Tampi, R.R., Tampi, D.J., Young, J.J., Balasubramaniam, M., Joshi, P. (eds) Essential Reviews in Geriatric Psychiatry. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94960-0_69

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