Appetite loss as a potential predictor of suicidal ideation and self-harm in adolescents: A school-based study - Kitagawa Y, Ando S, Yamasaki S, Foo JC, Okazaki Y, Shimodera S, Nishida A, Togo F, Sasaki T.

Suicide is a leading cause of death in adolescents, but detection of its risk is often challenging. Many mental illnesses share the common symptom of appetite loss and it is also known that people who suffer from these illnesses are at greater risk of suic...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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About 12% of adolescents who had suicidal thoughts or engaged in self-harm at age 16 went on to attempt suicide by age 21, but the risk factors for transition differed from established thinking on the subject, according to a large, longitudinalstudy of adolescents inLancet Psychiatry.“Existing research suggests that many well-established risk factors for suicide (such as depression, hopelessness, and impulsivity) do not predict suicide attempts among adolescents who have suicidal thoughts or engage in nonsuicidal self-harm,” wrote Becky Mars, Ph.D., a research fellow in epid emiology in the Department of Popula...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children Becky Mars Ph.D. self-harm suicide risk factors teen suicide attempts Source Type: research
Dinah Miller, MD, discusses her shock and grief at losing a patient to suicide, and the larger issues it raised about contemporary psychiatry.Medscape Psychiatry
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We present two patients who were treated for an intentional overdose of sodium nitrite. When ingested sodium nitrite leads to severe methaemoglobinaemia, resulting in severe hypoxia (as methaemoglobin does not transport oxygen), vasodilation and hypotensio...
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To the Editor Drs Sisti and Joffe1 described challenges in conducting research on suicide. We agree that such research should include individuals with suicidal behavior and that suicide attempts and death are appropriate outcomes for trials. We also agr...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
In Reply We are gratified to know that the FDA is developing guidance that supports inclusion of individuals with suicidal ideation or behavior associated with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, in clinical trials. W...
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Literature emphasizes the relationship between attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and suicidal behavior (SB). However, the link between ADHD and the severity of SB is yet to be determined. We investigated the association between a probable dia...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
To the Editor In a Viewpoint, Drs Sisti and Joffe1 expressed concern that interventions to reduce suicide have not been well studied in clinical trials and proposed inclusion of actively suicidal individuals in trials. The US Food and Drug Administratio...
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IMPORTANCE: The Department of Veterans Affairs recently began requiring annual suicide ideation (SI) screening of all patients and additional structured questions for patients reporting SI. Related changes are under consideration at the Department of Defen...
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CONCLUSIONS: Combining national and local approaches to detect suicide may help to improve the classification of suicide deaths in the healthcare setting. PMID: 30877803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
High school junior Alexandra Valoras, a straight-A student, class officer and robotics whiz, nonetheless felt she wasn't ever good enough; hiding her despair behind a sunny disposition to the outside world, she ended her life before her 18th birthday. Jim Axelrod talks with the young woman's parents, friends and teachers about the signs that were missed; the private journals in which the girl wrote down strikingly uncharacteristic words of pain; and how Alexandra's mom and dad are bringing a message of awareness to other students. [If you are in crisis: Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK...
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