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Suicide in older people

 

This study, which has been carried out in collaboration with Dr. Dan Harwood, Professor Robin Jacoby, and Dr. Tony Hope, includes a case-control psychological autopsy study and investigation of the bereavement experiences of relatives. It was funded by the Medical Research Council.

 

Publications:

Harwood, D., Hawton, K., Hope, T., Jacoby, R. (2006) Suicide in older people without psychiatric disorders. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21, 363-367.

Harwood, D., Hawton, K., Hope, T., Jacoby, R. (2002) The grief experiences and needs of bereaved relatives and friends of older people dying through suicide: a descriptive and case-control study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 72, 185-194.

Harwood, D.M.J., Hawton, K., Hope, T., Jacoby, R. (2001) Psychiatric disorder and personality factors associated with suicide in older people: a descriptive and case-control study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16, 155-165

Harwood, D.M.J., Hawton, K., Hope, T., Jacoby, R. (2000) Suicide in older people: mode of death, demographic factors, and medical contact before death in one hundred and ninety-five cases. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 15, 736-743

 


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