Depressive symptoms are one of the most important causes of suicide in the elderly. An ongoing sense of despair unrelated to depressive symptoms and lack of purpose to continue living are independent factors that increase suicide risk.
In a study comparing young adults with the elderly, the presence of children and moral and religious barriers were identified as important preventive and protective factors with regard to suicide in the elderly as a result of implementation of RLI on participants (15).
(12) This is contrary to the research findings from western countries that report higher rates of suicide in the elderly. There might have several reasons.
Suicide in the elderly: recent developments in psychogeriatrics.
(1) To study prevalence and various risk factors associated with suicide in the elderly
Because of the significant triple threat of substance abuse, depression, and suicide in the elderly
, negotiators must consider these factors in planning a negotiation strategy.
Neurologic disorders, visual impairment, and malignant disease were independent risk factors for suicide in the elderly
, regardless of gender.
Sexual dysfunction and alcoholism are other factors that may contribute to suicide in the elderly
In addition, depression may create an even greater risk of suicide in the elderly
than in younger individuals.
Once these elements are successfully established, the effect of the programme to prevent suicide in the elderly
starts to take place.