Characteristics of persons who die on their first suicide attempt: results from the National Violent Death Reporting System - Jordan JT, McNiel DE.

BACKGROUND: Much of suicide research focuses on suicide attempt (SA) survivors. Given that more than half of the suicide decedent population dies on their first attempt, this means a significant proportion of the population that dies by suicide is overlook...
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(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn't working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say.
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BOSTON (CBS) — How often do you think, “I should take a mental health day?” Oregon is becoming one of the first states to allow students to do just that. Oregon’s governor signed the bill into law last month which would allow students to take mental health days just like they would sick days. The state has some of the highest suicide rates in the country and it was students who organized and lobbied for expanded mental health services. Critics believe the law wasn’t necessary, saying that students could just lie or pretend to be sick. But advocates hope that treating anxiety or depression the ...
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I'm begging everyone to not be cruel because my situation is quite laughable right now but I'm desperately looking for hope. I've graduated my university with just above a 2.00 GPA for both cumulative and science. I took the bulk of my science courses (about 2 semesters worth) during the midst of a severe mental decline, that skated on suicidal more than once. I know that as of right now, any chance of me going to medical school is shot but I'm hoping that I can still right the wrongs of my... Is a complete reinvention possible?
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CONCLUSIONS: Considering the increasing trend of suicide rates in the elderly in Fars, Iran, measures should be taken to facilitate the access of this group to the mental health care system and psychological counseling. PMID: 31326771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: It is important to evaluate changes in severity of PTSD and its treatment during management of CG, especially when it involves bereaved families experiencing a traumatic accident. PMID: 31327179 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
 Since time was invented, people have fallen into three main categories: Chronically early, on-time, or late. You don’t need mental illness to put things off until the last minute and it doesn’t take anxiety to get things done well ahead of schedule. But, there’s also no denying that living with mental illness can – and does – impact our ability to be punctual and to accomplish goals. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss the difference between putting things off because we are making bad choices and putting things off because of mental health issues. Listen now! SUBSCRIBE &REVI...
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Jackie Doyle-Price, the UK minister for mental health and suicide prevention, said anyone thinking of a breast enlargement or lip fillers must check that the practitioner is qualified.
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(Boston University School of Medicine) A new study finds that workplace injury significantly raises a person's risk of suicide or overdose death, contributing to a trend that has lowered US life expectancy in recent years.
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In this study, we took advantage of the high prevalence of pharmacologically induced depression in patients treated with IFN-α and ribavirin to test the interest of RNA editing–related biomarkers in white blood cells of patients. In this 16-week longitudinal study, a small cohort of patients was clinically evaluated using standard assessment methods prior to and during antiviral therapy and blood samples were collected to analyse RNA editing modifications. A-I RNA editing activity on the phosphodiesterase 8A (PDE8A) gene, a previously identified RNA editing hotspot in the c ontext of lupus erythematosus, was qu...
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Conclusion: Our findings might indicate that the comorbidity of SeAD with SAD may increase the risk of the severity of AvPD and current depression. PMID: 31322453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
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