Global Rate of Suicide Deaths Is on the Decline

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- There's bad news and good news in a study of lives lost to suicide around the world. In sheer numbers, more of the world's people are dying by suicide each year than ever before, the new report reveals. In 2016, about...
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(MedPage Today) -- Rising psychological distress, depression, and suicidal thoughts in this group may be partly due to digital media, study suggests
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BACKGROUND: Suicidal thoughts and non-suicidal self-harm are common in adolescents and are strongly associated with suicide attempts. We aimed to identify predictors of future suicide attempts in these high-risk groups. METHODS: Participants were f...
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BACKGROUND: To describe the demographic characteristics and burden of pediatric suicides by firearm in the U.S. using a large all-payer, pediatric inpatient care database. METHODS: Children and young adults (...
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This study aimed to examine the association between discharge type (honorable versus administrative) and active suicide ideation among Veterans participating in the Survey of Experiences of Returning Veterans (N=850, data collection 2012–2015 and data analysis 2017–2018) using logistic regression. Stratified analyses explored whether gender, time since military separation, or recent mental health service use moderated this relationship.ResultsThe prevalence of suicide ideation was significantly higher (p
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsFirearm use as a suicide method was a key distinguishing feature of Veteran suicide. Means restriction and firearm safety are pertinent to preventing Veteran suicide. Given low utilization of mental health care and frequent presence of physical health problems in this population, safe storage messages may have a greater preventive impact if delivered in primary care or other nonpsychiatric settings.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionThe LAEP may inform a high risk of suicidality in PWDRE. Referring to this, clinicians can discern suicidal problems in their epilepsy clinics.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe rate of suicidal ideation and behavior in this sample of EMU patients was higher compared with other inpatient populations. The presence of a psychiatric disorder was independently associated with a higher risk. There was no statistically significant difference in the risk between those with ES and PNES. Screening for suicide risk, suicidal ideation, and behavior is recommended for all patients admitted to the EMU.
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Alopecia areata (AA) is a nonscarring alopecia with an autoimmune etiology, unpredictable course, multiple presentations, and variable psychological distress. We conducted a cross-sectional study which included 126 patients with AA. A complete medical history was documented using the Severity Alopecia Tool (SALT) to assess the severity of the disease, and the following questionnaires were applied to the participants: the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Plutchik Suicide Risk Scale, and the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-14) for adults. The Child Dermatology Life Quality Inde...
Source: Skin Appendage Disorders - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our study highlighted a high prevalence of depressive symptoms among elderly patients with diabetes. This relationship seems to be bi-directional and may increase somatic complications and alter the quality of life, and then darken the prognosis. Thus, besides pharmacological treatment, regular depression screening and psychological support are essential to ensure a better control of diabetes and to improve well-being. PMID: 30885441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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