Mixed state does not increase the risk for suicidal behavior beyond the risk associated with the depressive component.
Suicidal ideation in patients is often missed by psychiatrists who use questions biased toward confirming patients are not suicidal.
Emergency departments may reduce subsequent suicide attempts and risk, according to multiple university studies.
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.
Self-injury treatment strategies can be challenging because some patients are ambivalent about receiving help.
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.
Clinicians need to be aware of the potential risks when they prescribe antidepressants and other drugs used in the treatment of depression.
Effort must be made to create a more supportive medical education environment.
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