Suicide & Self-Harm

Depression Treatment May Benefit from Use of Ketamine

Depression Treatment May Benefit from Use of Ketamine

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Ketamine can provide acute benefits for treatment-resistant depression, bipolar depression, and major depressive disorder with suicidal ideation.

Suicidal Thoughts, Self-Harm Hospitalizations Among Youth Have Doubled

Suicidal Thoughts, Self-Harm Hospitalizations Among Youth Have Doubled

Teens suffering from depression are more likely to say they are "stressed" or "anxious" or "down."

Brief Suicide Screening Identifies At-Risk Adolescents in Urgent Care

Brief Suicide Screening Identifies At-Risk Adolescents in Urgent Care

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A brief screening tool can identify patients at risk for suicide without significantly interrupting the flow of acute care.

Suicide Attempts, Sleep Disturbance Associated With Internet Addiction

Suicide Attempts, Sleep Disturbance Associated With Internet Addiction

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Suicide attempts and sleep in adults are associated with Internet addiction.

Borderline Personality Disorder Psychotherapy Treatments Prove Effective

Borderline Personality Disorder Psychotherapy Treatments Prove Effective

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Borderline personality disorder symptoms, self-harm, and suicide were effectively reduced by psychotherapy treatment.

Suicide Rates Reduced by Handgun Control

Suicide Rates Reduced by Handgun Control

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States with universal background checks experienced a decrease in suicides between 2013 and 2014.

Rate of Repeated Suicide Attempts Decreases With Early Follow-Up

Rate of Repeated Suicide Attempts Decreases With Early Follow-Up

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Prevention of repeated suicide attempts was most effective with prompt recontact of patients.

Spousal Suicide Linked to Higher Risk for Mental, Physical Problems

Spousal Suicide Linked to Higher Risk for Mental, Physical Problems

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The suicide of a spouse can lead to an increased risk for mental disorders and certain medical conditions.

Suicidal Ideation in Bipolar Depression: A Potential New Treatment

Suicidal Ideation in Bipolar Depression: A Potential New Treatment

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A new agent would be the first oral treatment for suicidal behavior in patients with bipolar depression.

Depression, Self-Harm Risk May Increase With BPH Medication

Depression, Self-Harm Risk May Increase With BPH Medication

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Adult males who used 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors exhibited an increased risk of self-harm did increase.

Suicidal Teenagers' Hospitalization Risk Reduced by Crisis Intervention

Suicidal Teenagers' Hospitalization Risk Reduced by Crisis Intervention

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Family-based crisis intervention for suicidal teenagers led to higher levels of satisfaction and greater feelings of family empowerment.

Suicide Rate Rising Faster in Less Urban Areas

Suicide Rate Rising Faster in Less Urban Areas

The highest suicide rates were among 35- to 64-year-olds, and people 75 and older.

Schizophrenia Associated With Years of Life Lost

Schizophrenia Associated With Years of Life Lost

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Schizophrenia was associated with 13 to 15 years of potential life lost.

Suicide Risk Highest in Older Men

Suicide Risk Highest in Older Men

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Older men with multiple health comorbidities have the highest suicide risk.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

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Factors such as shame and stigma impede the dialogue about mental illness across cultures.

Suicidal Ideation, Behavior Higher Among Those Seeking HIV Testing

Suicidal Ideation, Behavior Higher Among Those Seeking HIV Testing

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Individuals who seek HIV testing could potentially constitute a group at higher risk for suicide than the general population.

Anxiety, Hopelessness With Huntington's Risk Most Predictive of Suicidal Ideation

Anxiety, Hopelessness With Huntington's Risk Most Predictive of Suicidal Ideation

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Behavioral symptoms strongly linked to suicidal ideation included depression, irritability, aggression, and impulsivity.

Pilots Suffer Depression, Suicidal Thoughts at Fairly High Rates

Pilots Suffer Depression, Suicidal Thoughts at Fairly High Rates

Hundreds of active pilots manage depressive symptoms without the possibility of treatment due to fear of negative career impact.

Medical Students at High Risk for Depression, Suicidal Ideation

Medical Students at High Risk for Depression, Suicidal Ideation

High levels of stress and responsibility lead to greater prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation in medical students.

Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Demonstrate Higher Risk of Suicide

Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Demonstrate Higher Risk of Suicide

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The prevalence of acute coronary syndrome was significantly higher among those who committed suicide than with healthy individuals.

Overdoses, Suicides Now Leading Causes of Pregnancy-Related Mortality

Overdoses, Suicides Now Leading Causes of Pregnancy-Related Mortality

Self-harm has been the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Colorado between 2004 and 2012.

PET Imaging Serotonin Biomarker May Predict Suicide Risk

PET Imaging Serotonin Biomarker May Predict Suicide Risk

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There is a clear need for methods to help identify individuals at risk of suicide, and certain biomarkers could aid in such efforts.

Parental Mental Health History Confers Suicide, Violence Risks in Offspring

Parental Mental Health History Confers Suicide, Violence Risks in Offspring

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Incidence rate ratios were more increased for parental diagnoses of antisocial personality, cannabis use, and parental suicide attempt.

Tools for Suicide Risk Identification at Discharge May Be on Horizon

Tools for Suicide Risk Identification at Discharge May Be on Horizon

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Those admitted to a hospital with a psychiatric diagnosis were 63% likely to die by suicide.

Association Between Poor Physical Health and Suicide Among Elderly Men

Association Between Poor Physical Health and Suicide Among Elderly Men

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The extent or severity of physical ailments and functional impairment needs to be carefully examined in order to successfully prevent suicide in late life.

Study Identifies Psychological Processes Underlying Sleep-Suicide Link

Study Identifies Psychological Processes Underlying Sleep-Suicide Link

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Suicide prevention strategies should include the provision of nighttime services.

Spotlight on Teen Suicide Prevention

Spotlight on Teen Suicide Prevention

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National Suicide Prevention Week, September 5 - 11, 2016

Is This Patient Suicidal? Tips for Effective Assessment

Is This Patient Suicidal? Tips for Effective Assessment

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Many suicidal people experience difficulty describing their internal states, making assessment more challenging and demanding a high level of skill.

New Suicide Prevention Opportunities Identified

New Suicide Prevention Opportunities Identified

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More than 80% of males and 87% of females who died from a subsequent suicide attempt did so within 12 months of their first attempt.

Hospitalization for Serious Infections Linked to Suicide Risk

Hospitalization for Serious Infections Linked to Suicide Risk

This nationwide population-based cohort study is currently the largest study to examine infections as a predictor of death by suicide.

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