Thoughts about suicide and self-harm in patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis - Aazh H, Moore BCJ.

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

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Tinnitus, the hearing of sound when no external sound is present, may cause severe distress and impair quality of life in 0.5-3% of the adult population [1]. Chronic severe tinnitus is often accompanied by severe insomnia, anxiety and depression, eventually resulting in suicide and requests for euthanasia [2]. For these patients, few treatment options are currently available and 20% remains affected despite treatment [1].
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
We present a case report on Cycloserine induced Suicidal tendencies and Kanamycin induced decrease in hearing sensation in Indian MDR-TB patient. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with MDR-TB was prescribed with category IV anti-tubercular therapy. Within one month of initiation of therapy, he developed repeated suicidal thoughts, joint pain, restlessness, depression, constipation, insomnia, tinnitus and a decrease in hearing sensation. RESULTS: Cycloserine and kanamycin were closely associated with suicidal tendency and tinnitus followed by decrease in hearing sensations respectively. On ...
Source: Current Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Drug Saf Source Type: research
We report a case of poisoning of a young man who used SCs. The patient was admitted to the emergency department of the Clinical Hospital Merkur, Zagreb (Croatia) after sniffing and smoking a herbal product bought on the street. He presented with severe cognitive difficulties and visible eye redness. Other symptoms included somnolence, disorientation, loss of coordination, unsteady gait, hyporeflexia, stiffness, cramps and cold limbs, blurred vision, teeth grinding, dry mouth, tinnitus, fear, suicidal thoughts, impaired focus, memory, and speech, sedation, fatigue, depression, thought blocking, and autistic behaviour. His s...
Source: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Arh Hig Rada Toksikol Source Type: research
We examined demographic variables; tinnitus measured by health examination; and stress, depression, and suicidal ideation measured by health interview. RESULTS: The prevalence of tinnitus was 18.0%. Tinnitus severity was directly related to level of stress (p=0.023), depression (p
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research
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
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
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