Suicide in the Elderly

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Suicide completion by a person age 65 or over
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The study subjects, mean age 71 years, screened positive for social disconnectedness based on responses to the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire, or PHQ-9 (a measure of depression symptom severity), the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire, (a measure of belongingness and perceived burdensomeness), the Geriatric Suicide Ideation Scale, or GSIS (a measure of meaning in life, suicide ideation, and death ideation), and the Paykel Scale (a measure of "worst point" lifetime suicide ideation and behaviors).
Staffordshire University's Centre for Ageing and Mental Health has completed a nine-month study of geriatric suicide and is holding a conference at the end of this month.
The defense hired a medical doctor who was a well-respected expert in geriatric suicides to review the case.
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