Suicide and Self-Harm
Psychotic experiences may be a clinical marker of risk for future suicidal behaviors.
A systemic review was conducted to assess the risk for suicide after a concussion and/or mild traumatic brain injury.
From 2007 to 2017, there was an increase in the rates of mental health treatment and diagnosis among college students and a decrease in stigma.
Survivors of major trauma have an elevated risk for mental health conditions or death by suicide in the five years after injury.
By collecting data on suicides by medical students, residents, and fellows, the AMA hopes to identify ways to reduce suicides among doctors-in-training.
A new study examines a link between first-onset suicidal ideation and substance use disorders.
Investigators sought to determine whether opioid and benzodiazepine use and misuse were associated with past-year suicidal ideation in older adults in the United States.
In this systematic review and meta-analysis, history of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury was associated with a two-fold increased risk of suicide.
NeuroRx announced that the FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to NRX-101 for the treatment of severe bipolar depression with acute suicidal ideation.
While all the sexual minority groups had an increased risk for suicide attempt compared with heterosexuals, transgender youths were at the highest risk.
Investigators examine risk factors associated with suicide attempt in patients with status migrainosus
Most older adults who self-harm are not referred to mental health services.
Regardless of sex, current smokers with AUDIT scores ≥20 were at the highest risk for suicide in analyses, although men more frequently exhibited suicidal behaviors.
Youth who engage in self-harm should be a prioritized group for assessment and targeted treatment.
Associations Among Gender Nonconformity, Mental Distress, and Substance Use Among High School StudentsOctober 15, 2018
These findings demonstrate the importance of developing support systems within schools for gender-nonconforming students.
Approximately 15% of incarcerated people have serious mental illness, although that number can vary depending on the type of illness.
Rumination is common in individuals experiencing suicide bereavement and is unique compared with the responses to bereavement for other reasons.
This research highlights the urgency of allocating proper psychiatric resources to college students, particularly those who belong to minority groups.
Although the disproportionate suicide rate among transgender youth may be daunting, family acceptance and support are associated with reduced disparities in depression between transgender and cisgender children.
Study results showed that when accounting for information bias in the context of socially stigmatized exposure and outcome, the estimated lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts is increased among sexual minorities.
Researchers identified risk factors for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in patients with fibromyalgia.
Clinicians may find these data useful in considering the mediating effects of family function and psychiatric comorbidities among patients with ADHD.
Researchers sought to identify risk factors for recurrent suicide attempts, controlling for gender and addictive substance exposure.
Researchers found 3 distinct subgroups of patients in relation to suicidal ideation and effects of ketamine, with one group's suicidal ideation completely eliminated and the other group's improvement independent of depressed mood.
Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety-related disorders was associated with improvements in suicide ideation rather than exacerbation.
In the United States, self-injury mortality exceeded diabetes as a cause of death in 2015, with the gap expanding in 2016.
This study suggests that parental spirituality may affect offspring mental health, particularly regarding suicidal behaviors.
Clinicians assessing individuals with major depressive episodes are urged to inquire about prior suicide attempts, recurrent thoughts of death, quality of life, and the severity of depressive symptomatology.
Patients with bipolar disorder face a risk for suicide that is up to 20 times greater than that of the general population. However, the specific factors that contribute to this risk are not necessarily comparable across all populations.
In this retrospective study, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was associated with a doubling in deaths by suicide, especially within the 6 months post-TBI.
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