With the COVID-19 pandemic having serious mental health effects for many people, the researchers sought to assess the early effect of the pandemic on suicide rates across the globe.
The risks for suicide and self-harm are increased for survivors of critical illness.
This study identifies the correlation between racial parameters and risk of suicidal behavior in childhood-onset schizophrenia.
Researchers examined official data from 21 countries, comparing rates during the pandemic with rates seen before the pandemic began.
Among women, suicide incidence was higher among nurses than the general population.
There was a nearly 6 percent drop in suicides in the United States last year, the largest annual decline in close to four decades, preliminary government data show.
The researchers sought to determine whether prediction of suicide attempts after psychiatric hospitalization can be improved using frequent assessments of the level and variability of a patient’s suicidal thoughts.
To evaluate whether patients with isolated dystonia are at an increased risk for suicidal behavior, researchers administered an anonymous electronic survey.
The researchers developed an economic evaluation to estimate thresholds of accuracy for predicting suicide risk required for implementation in clinical practice.
With sufficient accuracy, statistical suicide risk prediction models could provide good health economic value in the United States.