Suicide & Self-Harm
From 2008 to 2015 there was an increase in encounters for suicide ideation and suicide attempts among US children.
The percentage of patients seen at children's hospitals for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts more than doubled between 2008 and 2015. The academic school year may play a role.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 15 and 24 years.
Analyses revealed that the likelihood of suicide attempts during or after second deployment were twice as high in soldiers whose first deployment occurred within their initial 12 months of service.
A number of factors including chronic pain co-occurring with posttraumatic stress disorder and pain interference may predict suicidal ideation and violent impulses in US veterans with chronic pain.
Strong state firearm laws were associated with lower firearm suicide and homicide rates and overall suicide rates regardless of surrounding state laws. States with weak firearm laws only had lower rates of firearm homicide if they were surrounded by states with strong laws.
Mortality rates decreased for alcohol use disorders, self-harm, and interpersonal violence between 1980 and 2014. Mortality rates for drug use disorders increased both nationally and in each county over the same period.
If approved, esketamine has the potential to be the first treatment for patients with major depressive disorder at imminent risk for suicide.
Children who were described as both highly depressed/anxious and highly irritable were 2 times as likely to report suicidal thinking and attempts compared with children who exhibited neither depression nor irritability.
Investigators sought to identify distinct pathways toward suicidal behaviors in older adults with major depression.
Adolescents have an increased risk of suicide after nonfatal self-harm.
Researchers calculated age-standardized mortality rates on a county level in the United States between 1980 and 2014, specifically examining rates for self-harm, interpersonal violence, alcohol use, and drug use.
Adverse mental health outcome rates are higher in adolescent cancer survivors.
The majority of patients who commit suicide visit a healthcare provider within months of their death, representing an important opportunity to intercede and connect them with mental health resources.
These results indicate the need for thorough preoperative psychiatric history assessment in patients considering bariatric surgery, as well as postoperative surveillance.
Screening for childhood mistreatment can assess the risk for nonsuicidal self-injury.
The use of lithium is underused for treating mood disorders.
Perfectionist tendencies are positively associated with suicide attempts and ideation.
Frequent cannabis use was shown to be associated with an increased risk of major depressive disorder and suicidal ideation.
NRX-100 followed by NRX-101 has been granted Fast Track status by the Food and Drug Administration.
Young adults with diseases such as asthma, are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide.
Ketamine can provide acute benefits for treatment-resistant depression, bipolar depression, and major depressive disorder with suicidal ideation.
Teens suffering from depression are more likely to say they are "stressed" or "anxious" or "down."
A brief screening tool can identify patients at risk for suicide without significantly interrupting the flow of acute care.
Suicide attempts and sleep in adults are associated with Internet addiction.
Borderline personality disorder symptoms, self-harm, and suicide were effectively reduced by psychotherapy treatment.
States with universal background checks experienced a decrease in suicides between 2013 and 2014.
Prevention of repeated suicide attempts was most effective with prompt recontact of patients.
The suicide of a spouse can lead to an increased risk for mental disorders and certain medical conditions.
A new agent would be the first oral treatment for suicidal behavior in patients with bipolar depression.
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