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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
PEREZ BARRERO, Sergio Andrés. Suicide risk factors among the elderly. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.8, pp.2011-2016. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232012000800012.
The author offers a brief overview of suicide risk factors among the elderly such as depression, all manner of abuse of the elderly, as well as medical, psychological and social risk factors, etc. By way of conclusion, a practical guide to evaluate suicide risk among the elderly is provided.
Keywords : Suicide risk factors; Elderly people; Practical guide.