The changing characteristics of African-American adolescent suicides, 2001-2017 - Price JH, Khubchandani J.

In this study, to explore the nature of suicidal deaths and suicide attempts in African- American adolescents, we utilized the Youth Risk Behavior Surv...
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College students who don't get enough sleep are at increased risk of developing mental health problems, including anxiety and suicidal thoughts.Medscape Medical News
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A group of drugs often prescribed for epilepsy and neuropathic pain are linked to an increased risk of suicidal behaviour, according to a study by international researchers from Sweden, the UK and the US.
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Journal of Public Mental Health,Volume 18, Issue 2, Page 112-123, June 2019. Purpose Mental health is an emerging health policy priority globally. The emphasis on closing the treatment gap in psychiatric services is now being complemented by an increasing focus on prevention and health promotion. The purpose of this paper is to describe the programmes and delivery of public mental health in England led by Public Health England (PHE), an arms-length body of the Department of Health and Social Care. Design/methodology/approach This technical paper outlines the general approach PHE has taken in delivering national work in pub...
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Journal of Public Mental Health,Volume 18, Issue 2, Page 148-152, June 2019. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to call on researchers and clinicians to carefully consider the terminology used when discussing non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and specifically the use of the term “maladaptive” coping. Design/methodology/approach Drawing on literature regarding stigma, language and self-injury to support the argument that the term maladaptive is inappropriate to describe self-injury. Findings Use of the term maladaptive conflates short-term effectiveness with long-ter m outcomes and ignores context in which the ...
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Over the past decade, pioneering studies have reported changes in various genes and proteins in postmortem brain  samples of major depressive disorder (MDD) patients [e.g., (1–14); see also (15–17)] (Table 1). Even though clear inferences were made based on these results regarding underlying disease mechanisms, the results differ clearly between different studies, often even in opposite directions, and e ven if the patient groups had been carefully matched for factors like age, sex, and postmortem delay.
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(Reuters Health) - A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users' risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, injuries and car accidents - and the risks are particularly high for teens and young adults, new research shows.
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Depression and Addiction Throughout life, everyone has bad days and low moments. We all get into a “funk” or have times when we feel the blues. While this is a normal part of life and reaction to stress or traumatic events, depression is an entirely different thing. According to the American Psychiatry Associaton, Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. The condition causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a pers...
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People with bipolar disorder who smoke tobacco are more likely to have recurrent suicide attempts, according to astudy in theJournal of Affective Disorders. This risk of recurrent suicide attempts was higher among smokers who also had alcohol use disorder or cannabis use disorder.The study by Romain Icick, M.D., of Paris Diderot University and colleagues included 916 patients who had bipolar I or II according toDSM-IVcriteria and were from France or Norway. Of these participants, 338 (37%) reported at least one suicide attempt, and 173 reported recurrent suicide attempts —defined by authors as two or more suicide att...
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