Instagram changes rules on self-harm postings

Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to her decision to take her own life.
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Conclusion: Depression may be associated with altered serotonergic function in the auditory cortex involving the 5-HT2A receptor and is part of a wider view of the pathophysiology of mood disorders extending beyond psychopathology. PMID: 31120232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Psychiatry Neurosci Source Type: research
Dr Peter Yellowlees on the critical concerns that a new systematic review and simulation study reveal about these models.Medscape Psychiatry
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Mathilde Septier, Coline Stordeur, Junhua Zhang, Richard Delorme, Samuele CorteseAbstractThe relationship between ADHD and suicidal spectrum behaviors (SSBs) remains uncertain. We conducted the first meta-analysis on the association between ADHD and SSBs taking possible confounders into account. Based on a pre-registered protocol (PROSPERO-CRD42018093003), we searched Pubmed, Ovid and Web of Knowledge databases through April 6th, 2018, with no language/publication type restrictions, and contacted study authors for unpubl...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 -- Children of parents who use prescription opioids are at nearly double the risk for suicide attempts, according to a study published online May 22 in JAMA Psychiatry. David A. Brent, M.D., from University of Pittsburgh, and...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
[Guardian] Suicide is a crime in some parts of the world and Nigeria is one of the eight African countries that criminalize it.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Regulatory agencies are increasingly taking on the important issue of effective risk assessment, risk stratification, and treatment planning for youth with psychiatric illness.1 The Joint Commission mandates a suicide assessment for patients “who exhibit suicidal behavior or who have screened positive for suicidal ideation” followed by risk stratification: after “this assessment, patients should be classified as high, medium or low risk of suicide.”2 We anticipate that just as screening for depression and suicidality was initial ly restricted to emergency departments and inpatient units before being...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal MedicineAuthor(s): Utsav Parekh, Sanjay GuptaAbstractPoisoning is recognized as a major factor for deaths in majority of low-income and middle- income countries. Although it is considered as a global burden, the nature of poisoning may vary in different areas across the world. The Charutar region in the state of Gujarat in western India has a unique topography and cultivation practises which sets it apart from the rest of the state. Due to the dearth of studies pertaining to the access of the population at this area to different types of po...
Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research
We report the case of a 43-year-old man who used a long steel rope, attached between his neck and a streetlight, and started his vehicle, causing a complete decapitation. The results of the autopsy provided information on the morphology of the cervical lesions, but also on the causes of death. In spite of decapitation, the histological examination of the organs confirmed the presence of asphyxiation process by a mechanical origin that occurred before decapitation.
Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Perales A Abstract Based on the epidemiological surveys on mental health applied to Health Science students of the School of Medicine (Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics, Nutrition, and Medical Technology) of Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, the author postulates that there are two ways to understand the teaching needs of ethics: 1) as a curricular strategy, with theoretical information through specific courses; and, 2) as a support to the moral development of the personality with diverse innovative methods. Based on the results of the surveys mentioned, which show lifetime prevalence of suicide attemp...
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
IMPORTANCE: The rate of youth suicide has increased over the past 15 years in the United States as has the rate of death due to opioid overdose in adults of parental age. OBJECTIVE: To explore the possible connection between parental use of prescri...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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