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Authors
Keywords
cultural differences
depression
elderly
suicide
Abstract
Depression and suicide are significant health problems in the United States and Japan, and suicide is still considered primarily a phenomenon of adolescence to middle age. However, it is also a significant problem in the elderly (65 years old and above). The purpose of this report was to review the literature relative to the depression and suicide in the elderly in the United States and Japan. Several important factors involved with elderly suicide were different between the 2 countries. While Americans suffer from psychological problems, Japanese more likely suffer from physiological problems. Cultural and religious backgrounds play an important role in the decision to commit suicide.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
45
Issue
3
Start Page
69
End Page
73
Published Date
2002-09
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2002, 45(3), 69-73
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English