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.

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.

Suicide Rates on the Rise in Nearly Every State, Says New CDC Report

Suicide Rates on the Rise in Nearly Every State, Says New CDC Report

Suicide rates have increased significantly in the US since 1999.

Child Irritability Correlated With Suicide Risk, Especially in Girls

Child Irritability Correlated With Suicide Risk, Especially in Girls

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Children who were described as both highly depressed/anxious and highly irritable were 2 times as likely to report suicidal thinking and attempts compared with children who exhibited neither depression nor irritability.

Late-Life Indicators of Suicidal Behavior Identified in Older Adults

Late-Life Indicators of Suicidal Behavior Identified in Older Adults

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Investigators sought to identify distinct pathways toward suicidal behaviors in older adults with major depression.

Preliminary Evidence Suggests Suicidal Thinking Is Self-Reinforcing

Preliminary Evidence Suggests Suicidal Thinking Is Self-Reinforcing

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Suicidal thinking may influence affect in a reinforcing manner, partially explaining its persistent nature in subsets of patients.

Suicide Risk After Self-Harm Among Adolescents, Young Adults

Suicide Risk After Self-Harm Among Adolescents, Young Adults

Adolescents have an increased risk of suicide after nonfatal self-harm.

Risk for Suicide, Non-Fatal Self-Harm Increased After Bariatric Surgery

Risk for Suicide, Non-Fatal Self-Harm Increased After Bariatric Surgery

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These results indicate the need for thorough preoperative psychiatric history assessment in patients considering bariatric surgery, as well as postoperative surveillance.

Preventing Suicide in Prison Inmates

Preventing Suicide in Prison Inmates

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Suicide in prisons is multifactorial, with contributing factors that include medical and mental health issues as well as those involving family, lack of purposeful activity, and conditions of the specific prison environment, as well as the stress of adjusting to incarceration.

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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