Calling for more Attention to Geriatric Suicidality in the Post-Pandemic Era

Che Yin Lin, Yen Kuang Lin, Li Kai Huang, Yao Tung Lee

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To the editor,
COVID-19 is profoundly affecting life around the world. Simultaneously, the pandemic has led to psychological responses such as anxiety and depression. Suicide and self-harm are additional detrimental impacts, particularly in the elderly population [1]. As mutations of coronavirus are still threatening in countries worldwide, the long-term psychiatric sequelae of the COVID-19 and the consequent change in suicide rates have attracted growing attention. We highlight this issue by reporting two cases of elderly adults who developed symptoms of depression after the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequently attempted suicide after the peak of the pandemic. Written informed consent for publication of the clinical details was obtained from the patient.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1589-1590
Number of pages2
JournalAging and Disease
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 16 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cell Biology


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