Depression is the preeminent risk factor for suicide in older adults
. (12) A challenge facing correctional mental health staff is that depression among older people often goes undiagnosed and untreated largely because it is harder to disentangle from the other disorders that affect the elderly.
BOSTON -- The risk of suicide in older adults
is higher among patients with cancer than among those with other medical illnesses, even after controlling for psychiatric illness and the risk of dying within 1 year, Dr.
This is the first study to examine this type of association between hospitalization and suicide in older adults
Depression is one of the most common conditions associated with suicide in older adults