Big Rise in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide
Suicide is now the third leading cause of death among American adolescents, the study authors noted.
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2018Source: Genes &DiseasesAuthor(s): Mengyu Xie, Youquan BuAbstractSKA2 (spindle and KT associated 2), also referred to as FAM33A (family with sequence similarity 33, member A), is a recently identified gene involved in cell cycle regulation, and growing evidence is implicating its roles in tumorigenesis and psychiatric disorders. It has been demonstrated that SKA2, along with its coworkers SKA1 and SKA3, constitutes the SKA complex which plays a critical role in the maintenance of the metaphase plate and/or spindle checkpoint silencing during mitosis. SKA2 is over-expres...
Individuals diagnosed with concussion or mild TBI are twice as likely to die by suicide compared to their counterparts with no history of head trauma, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
The largest association of US doctors reaffirmed its stance that assisted suicide does 'more harm than good,' and made small updates to its rule - but physicians on both sides were dissatisfied.
Abstract Summary: Suicide bombers often target crowds. This commentary discusses the additional features required in a medical response beyond conventional mass casualty care, including forensic documentation, preservation of evidence, suspect tissue identification and viral status, victim counselling and postexposure prophylaxis. We propose a pathway for care of victims of a suicide bomb, adapting elements from protocols for child abuse, sexual assault and needle-stick exposure. PMID: 30417639 [PubMed - in process]
We examined these relationships in 313 treatment seeking individuals with HD, measuring hoarding severity with the Saving Inventory, Revised and functional impairment with the Activities of Daily Living for Hoarding Disorder (ADL-H). We created a composite social/occupational function variable assessing employment, cohabitation, and marriage. A path analysis was used to assess the relationship between social functioning, occupational functioning, hoarding related functional impairment in activities of daily living, hoarding severity, psychiatric burden, and suicidality in HD. At least one lifetime psychiatric comorbidity w...
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection -- from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention, Indigenous health, children with complex medical needs and more -- highlights the value of patient engagement in research.
A Hawaii retirement home says residents in its independent living wing may take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish
Conclusions: In neuropathies, treatment of the neuropathic pain has a modulating effect on mental disorders. As CRPS patients are frequently affected by depressions, and owing to the connection between depression and suicidal tendencies, patients should be seen by a consultation-liaison psychiatrist, and nonpsychiatrists should pay special attention to this patient group. PMID: 30416634 [PubMed - in process]
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) involves the self-directed act of causing harm to one ’s own body without the intent of suicide (Muehlenkamp, 2005). The estimated prevalence of adolescent NSSI is 17% (Swannell et al., 2014) and 40% or higher in clinical samples (Glenn&Klonsky, 2013). Those who self-injure are more prone to self-criticism and negative emotionality (Glassman et al., 2007). Most adolescents engage in NSSI as a method of stress-regulation, with the expectation that it will serve to relieve interpersonal difficulties or reduce negative affect (e.g., Zetterqvist et al., 2013).
ConclusionsResults of this survey suggest a need for the development and implementation of LGBT-specific educational curricula for use in U.S.-based adult psychiatry programs. In addition, future research may explore effective ways for programs to recruit, retain, and support teaching faculty with LGBT-specific expertise.