Research to reduce the suicide rate among older adults: Methodology roadblocks and promising paradigms Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Biomedical Research
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Suicide


  • The National Institute of Mental Health and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention have requested input into the development of a national suicide research agenda. In response, a working group of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry has prepared recommendations to ensure that the suicide prevention dialogue includes older adults, a large and fast-growing population at high risk of suicide. In this Open Forum, the working group describes three methodology roadblocks to research into suicide prevention among elderly persons and three paradigms that might provide directions for future research into suicide prevention strategies for older adults.

publication date

  • June 2013



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3742079

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/

PubMed ID

  • 23728601

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 586

end page

  • 9


  • 64


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