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Drug-overdose Suicides May Be Going Undetected Drug-overdose Suicides May Be Going Undetected

Deaths by drug overdose are more likely to be classified as accidental or of undetermined cause, compared to deaths by gunshot or hanging, say U.S. researchers who conclude that drug suicides may be underestimated.Reuters Health Information
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BACKGROUND: Underage drinking has been associated with health-risk behaviors: unintentional and unprotected sex; physical and sexual assault; suicide; homicide; traffic and other unintentional injuries; and overdoses. Five drinks consumed over 2  hours by ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
This study explores whether, among a national sample of high school students, adolescent binge drinking at ≥twice versus
Source: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
This report provides guidance on the use of ICD-10-CM codes to identify cases of nonfatal suicide attempts and intentional self-harm in ICD-10-CM coded data sets. ICD-10-CM codes for nonfatal suicide attempts and intentional self-harm include: X71-X83, intentional self-harm due to drowning and submersion, firearms, explosive or thermal material, sharp or blunt objects, jumping from a high place, jumping or lying in front of a moving object, crashing of motor vehicle, and other specified means; T36-T50 with a 6th character of 2 (except for T36.9, T37.9, T39.9, T41.4, T42.7, T43.9, T45.9, T47.9, and T49.9, which are included...
Source: National health statistics reports - Category: American Health Tags: Natl Health Stat Report Source Type: research
Self-harm, defined as intentional self-injury or intentional drug overdoses irrespective of level of suicidal intent or type or degree of motivation (Hawton et al., 2003; NICE, 2011). It is a growing problem in many countries worldwide. In England alone, for example, there are now more than 200,000 emergency department presentations for self-harm each year (Hawton et al., 2007). Self-harm is also frequently repeated. Up to one-quarter of patients who present to hospital following an episode of self-harm will return to the same hospital within one year following a repeat episode (Carroll et al., 2014; Owens et al., 2002).
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research
EM intern. common occurrence at my shop: pt presents with SI / seeking dual diagnosis bed. psych evaluates the patient and calls me to say they're clear to go to regular detox. when i communicate this to the sleeping patient, they acutely deteriorate and start yelling that they're going to kill themselves, why don't you believe me, i'm going to overdose and you'll be liable, how do you live with yourself- all peppered with expletives, etc. i always have security present, but i just don't... tips for dealing with suicide threats?
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Opioid overdoses and related deaths are still climbing, U.S. statistics show. Teasing out which overdoses are intentional can be hard, but is important for treatment, doctors say.Kaiser Health News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
We examined potential differences in sociodemographic and risk/precipitating factors among older female suicide decedents who died by drug overdose versus fir...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Authors: Ozturk Z, Ugras K PMID: 29537318 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Opioid overdoses and related deaths are still climbing, according to U.S. statistics. Teasing out which overdoses are intentional can be hard, but is important for treatment, doctors say.(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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