U.S. Suicides Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men

You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and girls, but that difference has narrowed.(Image credit: Veronica Grech/Getty Images)
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BACKGROUND: The extent of post-mortem detection of specific psychoactive drugs may differ between countries, and may greatly influence the national death register's classification of manner and cause of death. The main objective of the present study was to...
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BACKGROUND: The management of suicidal crisis remains a major issue for clinicians, driving the development of new strategies. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial based on a 7-day add-on positive psychology program: gratitude diary ...
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BACKGROUND: Impulsivity and aggression may be associated with suicide attempts in bipolar disorder (BD), but findings have been inconsistent. Abnormalities in anterior white matter tracts that project to the frontal lobes mediate top-down regulation of emo...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
In 2015, ~800,000 people died by suicide worldwide. For every death by suicide there are as many as 25 suicide attempts, which can result in serious injury even when not fatal. Despite this large impact on morbidity and mortality, the genetic influences on...
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The relationship between three markers of chronic hypoxia (altitude, smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)) and suicide risk has not been well-studied. We conducted a population-based cohort study evaluating the association between chron...
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The interpersonal theory of suicide (ITS) has accumulated empirical support; however, less research has investigated the clinical utility of ITS constructs in suicide risk assessment. The current study sought to increase the clinical utility of the Interpe...
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Shame has been individually linked to nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal ideation and behavior and is highly prevalent in individuals with borderline personality disorder. The current study investigated the relationship between shame, nonsuicidal self-in...
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Good clinical insight in schizophrenia tends to be associated with better outcomes, but also with increased depression. We hypothesized that illness engulfment, a process whereby an individual's self-concept becomes defined solely by illness and the 'patie...
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Introduction: Depression is a mental disorder that affects over 300 millions people globally and it may lead to suicide, which kills about 800,000 people each year. Recently, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) - a non-invasive brain stimulation technique - has been extensively researched and pointed as a promising alternative for the Major Depression Disorder (MDD) treatment. In this case series we report the effect of twice-daily sessions of tDCS in patients with MDD and severe suicidal ideation.
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Background: Auditory hallucination is a major symptom in schizophrenia often resistant to psycho-pharmacological treatments leading to distress and suicidal risks in patients. With decreasing popularity of Electro convulsive therapy (ECT), non-invasive techniques like transcranial Direct Current stimulation (tDCS) would offer more options to the treating psychiatrist and to the patient for the symptom management in schizophrenia.
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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