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dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.authorPadoani, Walteren_US
dc.contributor.authorScocco, Paoloen_US
dc.contributor.authorLie, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorBille-Brahe, Unnien_US
dc.contributor.authorArensman, Ellaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHjelmelad, Heidien_US
dc.contributor.authorCrepet, Paoloen_US
dc.contributor.authorHaring, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorHawton, Keithen_US
dc.contributor.authorLonnqvist, Joukoen_US
dc.contributor.authorMichel, Konraden_US
dc.contributor.authorPommeriau, Xavieren_US
dc.contributor.authorQuerejeta, Imanolen_US
dc.contributor.authorPhillipe, Jeanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSalander-Renberg, Ellinoren_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidtke, Arminen_US
dc.contributor.authorFricke, Susanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeinacker, Bettinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTamesvary, Beataen_US
dc.contributor.authorWasserman, Danutaen_US
dc.contributor.authorFaria, Sampaioen_US
dc.contributor.editorAlistair Burnsen_US
dc.description.abstractObjective The authors present an analysis of findings for the 65 years and over age group from the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study of Suicidal Behaviour (1989-93). Methods Multinational data on non-fatal suicidal behaviour is derived from 1518 subjects in 16 European centres. Local district data on suicide were available from 10 of the collaborating centres. Results Stockholm (Sweden), Pontoise (France) and Oxford (UK) had the highest suicide attempts rates. In most centres, the majority of elderly who attempted suicide were widow(er)s, often living alone, who used predominantly voluntary drug ingestion. Non-fatal suicidal behaviour decreased with increasing age, whereas suicide rates rose. The ratio between fatal and non-fatal behaviours was 1:2, that for males/females almost 1:1. In the years considered, substantial stability in suicide and attempted suicide rates was observed. As their age increased, suicidal subjects displayed only a limited tendency to repeat self-destructive acts. Moreover, there was little correlation between attempted suicide and suicide rates, which carries different clinical implications for non-fatal suicidal behaviour in the elderly compared with younger subjects in the same WHO/EURO study.en_US
dc.publisherWiley Europeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatryen_US
dc.titleAttempted and completed suicide in older subjects: results from the WHO/EURO Multicentre study of suicidal behaviouren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Preventionen_US
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