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Relationship between tinnitus and suicidal behavior in Korean men and women: a cross-sectional study - Seo JH, Kang JM, Hwang SH, Han KD, Joo YH.

OBJECTIVES: The current study investigated the prevalence of suicidal ideation and behavior in a representative sample of South Koreans with or without tinnitus. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: Based on data from the 2010-2012 Korean Nati...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

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OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this project was to investigate whether there is an association between tinnitus diagnosis and suicide and whether depression and anxiety strengthen that association. Given that tinnitus is the top service-connected disability am...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
This study used information from the VETSNET file, which is a snapshot of selected items from the Veterans Benefits Administration corporate database. We also used the National Death Index (NDI) for Veterans which is part of the VA Suicide Data Repository. In VETSNET, there were 758,324 Veterans who had a service-connected condition and died between the years 2004 and 2014. Using the scrambled social security number to link the two files resulted in 605,493 (80%) deceased Veterans. Age at death, sex, and underlying cause of death were obtained from the NDI for Veterans and military service characteristics and types of disa...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: There are conflicting reports with regard to the relationship between suicidal ideations and tinnitus and hyperacusis. Audiology departments play a major role in offering therapy and support for patients experiencing tinnitus and hyperacusis. I...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Journal of Psychiatric Research, Volume 98 Author(s): Kyu-Man Han, Young-Hoon Ko, Cheolmin Shin, Jae-Hon Lee, June Choi, Do-Young Kwon, Ho-Kyoung Yoon, Changsu Han, Yong-Ku Kim Tinnitus is strongly associated with psychiatric symptoms, including depression and suicidality. We aimed to further investigate the association of tinnitus with depressive mood and/or suicidal ideation, and explore the shared risk factors for these within a representative sample of the adult general population. We also investigated potential mediation pathways among tinnitus, suicidal ideation, depression, share...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract Tinnitus impairs quality of life of about 1-2% of the whole population. In most severe situation, tinnitus may cause social isolation, depression and suicide. Drug treatments for tinnitus are generally ineffective, and the mechanisms of tinnitus are still undetermined. Accumulating evidence suggests that tinnitus is related to changes of widespread brain networks. Recent studies propose that paraflocculus (PFL), which is indirectly connected to various cortical regions, may be a gating zone of tinnitus. So we examined the electrophysiological changes and neurotransmitter alterations of the PFL in a rat mo...
Source: Hearing Research - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests neurotrophic factors such as BDNF may have a role in tinnitus etiology. Future studies with larger sample size may be required to further confirm our results. PMID: 28615544 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Noise and Health - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Noise Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2017 Source:Steroids Author(s): Pavel Chrbolka, Zoltán Palúch, Martin Hill, Štefan Alušík While not a disease entity in itself; symptoms of tinnitus (from Latin tinnio - clink) accompany a number of diseases. Tinnitus prevalence increases with age, deteriorates one’s quality of life, and may even result in suicidal behavior. Tinnitus develops in response to a variety of risk factors, otoxic substances, noise exposure, hearing disorders, and psychological alterations. Tinnitus is closely related to mood, depression, and psychological state...
Source: Steroids - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
By ROBERTO ASCIANO We are living in an age where thousands upon thousands of individuals and companies are trying to find faster, better and cheaper ways to get things done leveraging the latest digital technologies. We are so completely surrounded by efforts to innovate, disrupt and accelerate, that it may come as a surprise to find out that “innovation” has been around ever since our earliest ancestors shed their body hair and started walking upright. Since those early days, our ancestors have sought solutions to their everyday problems and the “technology” they leveraged was whatever the environ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health 2.0 Health 2.0 Europe Roberto Asciano Speaker Source Type: blogs
The purpose of this project is to investigate whether there is an association between a tinnitus diagnosis and suicide and whether depression and anxiety mediate the association.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research poster Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Tinnitus, mainly linked to loss of hearing, is a frequent symptom among the population at large. About 7% of those affected by tinnitus turn to their doctor to solve their problem, while between 0.5 and 2% request urgent medical assistance. Their cry for help may be the result of an acute onset of tinnitus or the rapid impairment of an already chronic condition. Tinnitus is not considered an urgent ear, nose and throat (ENT) condition by the Associazione Otorinolaringologi Ospedalieri Italiani (AOOI) [Italian Association of Hospital ENT], even though there are many pathological conditions, sometimes serious, a...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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