Association of aripiprazole with the risk for psychiatric hospitalization, self-harm, or suicide - Montastruc F, Nie R, Loo S, Rej S, Dell'Aniello S, Micallef J, Suissa S, Renoux C.

IMPORTANCE: Some reports have raised concerns regarding a potential psychiatric worsening associated with first-time use of aripiprazole in patients already treated with other antipsychotic medications. Whether aripiprazole use, particularly in the long te...
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The use of alcohol and other drugs has been identified as a significant factor related to suicide through multiple pathways. This paper highlights current understanding of their contributions to suicide in Canada and identifies opportunities for enhancing ...
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Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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IMPORTANCE: Prior lethality analyses of suicide means have historically treated drug poisoning other than alcohol poisoning as a lumped category. Assessing risk by drug class permits better assessment of prevention opportunities. OBJECTIVE: To inve...
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