Suicide

Dermatologic Disorders Increase Risk for Depression, Suicidal Behavior

Dermatologic Disorders Increase Risk for Depression, Suicidal Behavior

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Dermatologic diseases such as acne, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis frequently have psychiatric comorbidities such as depression or suicidal ideation.

PTSD Symptoms, Suicidal Ideation Reduced by Oxygen Therapy

PTSD Symptoms, Suicidal Ideation Reduced by Oxygen Therapy

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There was a drop in PTSD symptoms with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Effect of Mixed State on Suicidal Behavior in Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Effect of Mixed State on Suicidal Behavior in Patients With Bipolar Disorder

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Mixed state does not increase the risk for suicidal behavior beyond the risk associated with the depressive component.

Psychiatric Evaluations: Questions on Suicide Need to Be Rephrased

Psychiatric Evaluations: Questions on Suicide Need to Be Rephrased

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Suicidal ideation in patients is often missed by psychiatrists who use questions biased toward confirming patients are not suicidal.

Subsequent Suicide Attempts May Be Reduced by Emergency Department Interventions

Subsequent Suicide Attempts May Be Reduced by Emergency Department Interventions

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Emergency departments may reduce subsequent suicide attempts and risk, according to multiple university studies.

Advice for Parents Whose Child Is Seeking Mental Health Treatment

Advice for Parents Whose Child Is Seeking Mental Health Treatment

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Well-intentioned parents may not realize that it is terrifying for a youngster to be left without any parental direction, even if the child does not act scared.

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Proper Identification and Treatment

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Proper Identification and Treatment

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Self-injury treatment strategies can be challenging because some patients are ambivalent about receiving help.

Brain Scan Reveals Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Suicide Risk

In a new study, teens and young adults with bipolar disorder who had attempted suicide had slightly less volume and activity in areas of the brain that regulate emotion and impulses.

Antidepressant Death Found Most Often With Amitriptyline

Antidepressant Death Found Most Often With Amitriptyline

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Clinicians need to be aware of the potential risks when they prescribe antidepressants and other drugs used in the treatment of depression.

Depression High Among Medical Students

Depression High Among Medical Students

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Effort must be made to create a more supportive medical education environment.

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