Special Issue "Suicide and Depression in the Elderly"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
2. Institute of Health Services Research, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
Interests: preventive medicine; public health; health policy; health system; elder population; depression; suicide
Interests: preventive medicine; medical law & ethics; health policy and management; ecudation of medical humanities; suicide prevention
Depression and suicide in the elderly population are not only leading causes of death worldwide, but these issues have also seen significant increases. In the 2018 OECD statistics, the suicide mortality rate among the elderly (over 65) was 18.8 per 100,000 people, and the proportion of older individuals with suicide attempts or suicides was also high. Furthermore, several epidemiological surveys of depression showed that the prevalence of elderly depression was from 15% to 35% among elders (age over 65). As the world is entering into an aging society, it is necessary to prepare for increasing suicide and depression in older adults.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to share insights regarding the risk factors, current status, and various policies for preventing depression and suicide in the elderly population. In this Special Issue, interested authors are invited to contribute their research in the field of suicide and depression in the elderly. Research topics may include:
- Various risk factors, including socio-economic factors, physical factors, genetic factors, or other psychiatric factors, including dementia;
- The current state of mental health in the elderly, including social effects and costs of suicide and depression;
- Suggestions on policies to reduce suicide and depression in elderly populations—for instance, the effectiveness of policies and programs implemented.
Studies involving the following keywords are welcome for this Special issue in IJERPH.
Dr. Sung-In Jang
Dr. Suk-Yong Jang
Dr. Hyun Kyu Kim
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- risk factors
- chronic disease
- socioeconomic factors
- suicide prevention
- health policy