Suicide and Self-Harm

Psychotic Experiences May Predict Future Suicidal Behaviors

Psychotic Experiences May Predict Future Suicidal Behaviors

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Psychotic experiences may be a clinical marker of risk for future suicidal behaviors.

Concussion Linked to High Suicide Risk in a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Concussion Linked to High Suicide Risk in a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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A systemic review was conducted to assess the risk for suicide after a concussion and/or mild traumatic brain injury.

Rate of Mental Health Treatment, Diagnosis Increased for College Students

Rate of Mental Health Treatment, Diagnosis Increased for College Students

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.

Mental Health Conditions, Suicide Increased After Major Trauma

Mental Health Conditions, Suicide Increased After Major Trauma

Survivors of major trauma have an elevated risk for mental health conditions or death by suicide in the five years after injury.

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

By collecting data on suicides by medical students, residents, and fellows, the AMA hopes to identify ways to reduce suicides among doctors-in-training.

Risk Factors Identified for Suicidal Ideation in Substance Use Disorders

Risk Factors Identified for Suicidal Ideation in Substance Use Disorders

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A new study examines a link between first-onset suicidal ideation and substance use disorders.

Association Between Opioid and Benzodiazepine Misuse and Suicidal Ideation

Association Between Opioid and Benzodiazepine Misuse and Suicidal Ideation

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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.

Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury linked with increased risk of suicide

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.

Oral Therapy for Suicidal Bipolar Depression Gets Breakthrough Designation

Oral Therapy for Suicidal Bipolar Depression Gets Breakthrough Designation

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NeuroRx announced that the FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to NRX-101 for the treatment of severe bipolar depression with acute suicidal ideation.

Sexual Minority Youth at Increased Risk for Suicide Attempt, With Transgender Youth at Highest Risk

Sexual Minority Youth at Increased Risk for Suicide Attempt, With Transgender Youth at Highest Risk

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While all the sexual minority groups had an increased risk for suicide attempt compared with heterosexuals, transgender youths were at the highest risk.

Increased Risk for Suicide Attempts in Patients With Status Migrainosus

Increased Risk for Suicide Attempts in Patients With Status Migrainosus

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Investigators examine risk factors associated with suicide attempt in patients with status migrainosus

Few Seniors Who Self-Harm Referred for Mental Health Care

Few Seniors Who Self-Harm Referred for Mental Health Care

Most older adults who self-harm are not referred to mental health services.

Independent and Combined Tobacco and Alcohol Use Associated With Suicide Risk

Independent and Combined Tobacco and Alcohol Use Associated With Suicide Risk

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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.

Self-Harm, Suicidality Among Adolescents Associated With Poor Outcomes, Recurrent Clinical Care

Self-Harm, Suicidality Among Adolescents Associated With Poor Outcomes, Recurrent Clinical Care

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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 Students

Associations Among Gender Nonconformity, Mental Distress, and Substance Use Among High School Students

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These findings demonstrate the importance of developing support systems within schools for gender-nonconforming students.

Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

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Approximately 15% of incarcerated people have serious mental illness, although that number can vary depending on the type of illness.

Those Left Behind: Working With Suicide-Bereaved Families

Those Left Behind: Working With Suicide-Bereaved Families

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Rumination is common in individuals experiencing suicide bereavement and is unique compared with the responses to bereavement for other reasons.

Stress, Minority Status Associated With Higher Risk for Mental Health Diagnoses in College Students

Stress, Minority Status Associated With Higher Risk for Mental Health Diagnoses in College Students

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This research highlights the urgency of allocating proper psychiatric resources to college students, particularly those who belong to minority groups.

Transgender Boys, Nonbinary Adolescents Face Highest Suicide Risk by Gender

Transgender Boys, Nonbinary Adolescents Face Highest Suicide Risk by Gender

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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.

Suicide Attempt Risk Among LGB Populations Higher Than Previously Estimated

Suicide Attempt Risk Among LGB Populations Higher Than Previously Estimated

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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.

Outpatient Engagement May Lower Suicide Attempts in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Outpatient Engagement May Lower Suicide Attempts in Patients With Fibromyalgia

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Researchers identified risk factors for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in patients with fibromyalgia.

High Suicidality Among Children With ADHD Mediated by Family Functioning, Psychiatry Comorbidities

High Suicidality Among Children With ADHD Mediated by Family Functioning, Psychiatry Comorbidities

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Clinicians may find these data useful in considering the mediating effects of family function and psychiatric comorbidities among patients with ADHD.

Risk Factors for Recurrent Suicide Attempts in Substance Use Disorder Outpatients

Risk Factors for Recurrent Suicide Attempts in Substance Use Disorder Outpatients

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Researchers sought to identify risk factors for recurrent suicide attempts, controlling for gender and addictive substance exposure.

Ketamine Infusions Reduce Suicidal Ideation in Depression: Characterizing Different Responses

Ketamine Infusions Reduce Suicidal Ideation in Depression: Characterizing Different Responses

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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 May Alter Suicidal Ideation in Anxiety Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Alter Suicidal Ideation in Anxiety Disorders

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Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety-related disorders was associated with improvements in suicide ideation rather than exacerbation.

Self-Injury Surpasses Diabetes as Cause of Death in United States

Self-Injury Surpasses Diabetes as Cause of Death in United States

In the United States, self-injury mortality exceeded diabetes as a cause of death in 2015, with the gap expanding in 2016.

Parental Religiosity May Lower Risk for Suicidal Ideation in Offspring

Parental Religiosity May Lower Risk for Suicidal Ideation in Offspring

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This study suggests that parental spirituality may affect offspring mental health, particularly regarding suicidal behaviors.

Predictors of Suicide Attempt and the Effect of Treatment-Seeking Behavior

Predictors of Suicide Attempt and the Effect of Treatment-Seeking Behavior

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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.

Predictors of Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder Vary by Sex

Predictors of Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder Vary by Sex

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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.

Traumatic brain injury associated with higher rate of suicide

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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