Suicide and aging

In this special issue of Aging & Mental Health, they explore a range of topics salient to suicide and aging. They examine theories of suicide and aging, including the examination of suicide from a developmental and lifespan prospective. They focus on how early developmental factors such as adverse childhood experiences (ACE) may have enduring consequences to suicide risk in late life. They also report on worldwide epidemiological rates of suicide in older adults, etiological factors in aging and suicide including the effects of disability and health problems on suicide as well as assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicide.

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