Sex-Specific Association of Tinnitus With Suicide Attempts

This survey study evaluates whether there is an association between the sex of a patient with tinnitus and self-reported suicidal behavior.
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between parental mental illness in childhood with suicidal and self-harm ideations in adults seeking help for their tinnitus and/or hyperacusis. METHOD This was a retrospective, cross-se...
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Conclusions Clinicians who offer tinnitus and hyperacusis rehabilitation should screen for suicidal and self-harm ideations among patients, especially for those with symptoms of depression and a childhood history of parental mental illness. Patients with suicidal and self-harm ideations should be referred to mental health services for further diagnosis and treatment. PMID: 31184510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research
Severe tinnitus has been shown to be strongly associated with depression and anxiety, and the only established approach to treat tinnitus is cognitive behavioral therapy. Our research group recently reported that the tinnitus-associated mental health bu...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Even though there are currently no treatments to get rid of tinnitus, or “ringing in the ears,” seeing a specialist may help decrease the distress and diminish the risk of suicide attempts.
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A new study from the Karolinska lnstitutet, in Stockholm, Sweden, has found of the nearly 900 women who reported having severe tinnitus, about 10% said they tried to take their own lives.
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THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- Imagine a ringing in your ears so intense and unrelenting that you become desperate enough to try to kill yourself. That is a reality for some -- women in particular -- who suffer from severe tinnitus, new research...
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This study used responses to a questionnaire from about 72,000 adults in Sweden to examine whether an association with increased risk of suicide attempts might be different between men and women.
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Authors: Tang D, Li H, Chen L Abstract Tinnitus is one of the most common hearing disorders, with wide-ranging risk factors including age, hearing loss, noise exposure, inflammatory diseases or tumors of the ear, ototoxic drugs, head or cervical vertebra trauma, and psychological disorders (e.g., anxiety and depression). Tinnitus can be a lifelong disorder and will bring about annoyance, anxiety, depression, insomnia, hyperacusis, concentration difficulty, and, in some extreme cases, suicide. Not every tinnitus patient will require medical attention, and the majority often get accustomed to the phantom sound; howev...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Blast-related otologic injuries have a significant impact on morbidity. Comprehensive otologic evaluation and state-of-the-art treatment may lead to a significant improvement in symptoms and hearing loss.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research
Conclusions: The study results do not confirm clinical and anecdotal reports that tinnitus could be related to suicide among Veterans. However, tenets from rehabilitation psychology suggest that the onset of chronic impairment or disability does not predict an individual’s subsequent psychological states; other personal attributes may be more influential. Health care professionals, such as audiologists and psychologists, should be cognizant of the associations between tinnitus and mental health issues and be prepared to address the psychological needs of individuals who have tinnitus.
Source: Ear and Hearing - Category: Audiology Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
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