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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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VELASQUEZ SUAREZ, Juliana María. Suicide in the Elderly. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2013, vol.42, suppl.1, pp.80-84. ISSN 0034-7450.

Introduction: Suicide is a public health problem worldwide, with multiple features and risk factors. It has some common and unique trends in each phase across the lifespan. Objective: To review the medical literature related to suicide in the elderly, in order to determine the current status of this problem in the world, and especially in Colombia. Method: Literature review. Results: There is a high volume of articles about suicide in general, even in Colombia, with many papers describing the problem in a comprehensive manner, but there is a need for more studies and publications on the scope of this problem in the elderly.

Palavras-chave : Suicide; Suicide attempt; Elderly.

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