5.2 Ssris and Suicidality: Cause or Cure?

Significant concerns about the relationship between the use of SSRIs and suicidal risk in adolescents have emerged over the past decade. This presentation will review the extent of the relationship; examine the risks versus the benefits of SSRIs for adolescent depression; discuss the possible explanations for the relationship; and make recommendations for clinical management, public health messaging, and future research.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research

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The objective of this study was to quantify ACA-associated changes in the incidence of suicide by utilizing a quasi-experimental design.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: This flexible, telephone-based intervention addresses the unmet need of integrating mental health care into discharge planning during care transitions. Clinical Implications: SAVE-CLC offers a feasible and acceptable solution to suicide risk in older Veterans exiting a CLC. PMID: 31522623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
A researcher from the University of Bristol Medical School has received a prestigious international award in recognition of her outstanding research into suicide prevention in low- and middle-income countries.
Source: University of Bristol news - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news
There are so many new updates to The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking (Wolters Kluwer 2020). Here are some of them:Idaho’s first reported judicial decision on end-of-life decision making, finding the Idaho advance directive statute constitutional as it applies to pregnant women. An appellate ruling in California upholding most of the interdisciplinary team approach to medical decision making for unbefriended patients in long-term care facilities.  Promulgation of federal regulations that expand and protect statutory conscience rights in health care, including with respect to advance direc...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened a two-day meeting with researchers and suicide prevention advocates to identify and prioritize research needs in the application of predictive modeling in suicide prevention among healthcare providers. Meeting participants aimed to discuss best practices for developing, implementing, and evaluating these predictive tools in clinical and research settings.
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: news
This study aimed to compare the effects of coach encouragement during the on-court tennis training drills (OTDs) on the psychophysiological and performance responses of young tennis players. Twenty-five young male tennis players (14.0 ± 0.3 years of age) performed six bouts of each of the four common OTDs; Star, Suicide, Box and Big X (30:60 s; 1:2 work to rest ratio). The heart rate (HR) and total distance covered were monitored using two portable multivariable integrated 10 Hz GPS monitoring devices during all OTDs, and the rating of perceived exertion (RPE-10) and short form Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAlthough suicide-prevention campaigns have been implemented in numerous countries, Canada has yet to implement a strategy nationally. This is the first study to examine the cost utility of the implementation of a multidimensional suicide-prevention program that combines several interventions over a 50-year time horizon.MethodsWe used Markov modeling to capture the dynamic changes to health status and estimate the incremental cost per quality-adjusted life-year gained over a 50-year period for Ontario residents for a suicide-prevention strategy compared to no intervention. The strategy consisted of a packa...
Source: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this study was to examine the associations between self-harm and suicidal behavior in indigenous Sami and non-Sami adolescents and mental health and social outcomes in young adulthood. Data were obtained by linking the Norwegian Patient Registry (2008 –2012), the National Insurance Registry (2003–2013), and the Norwegian Arctic Adolescent Health Study, a school-based survey inviting all 10th grade students in North Norway (2003–2005). In total, 3987 (68%) of all 5877 invited participants consented to the registry linkage, of whom 9.2% were indigenous Sami. Multivariable logistic regress...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Being a survivor of suicide loss is a unique kind of grief. In the realm of mental health stigma, suicide is about as nightmare as you can get.  A survivor of suicide loss endures many days of bewilderment. While the momentum of episodic depression, anxiety, and substance abuse that often precedes suicide comes to a screeching halt for your loved one in their death, the hurricane force winds rage on for the survivor, now compiled with even more pain, confusion, and grief, as you process the sudden loss of your loved one.  In addition to your own sense of loss, you are forced to come up with euphemisms to describe...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Grief and Loss Suicide Bereavement grieving National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: I2/Q ratio may provide a consistent quantitative measure of a student's efficiency in assessing suicidal risk. Further research is now needed to evaluate its consistency in other clinical cases. PMID: 31522835 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
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