Prevention of infanticide and suicide in the postpartum period-the importance of emergency care - Luykx JJ, Di Florio A, Bergink V.

Unrecognized and untreated postpartum mental illness can have tragic consequences, as underscored and often sensationalized in news media coverage of maternal infanticide. After such a tragic incident, up to 30% of mothers who commit filicide also commi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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This study aimed to investigate the risk behaviors of adolescents with T1D and the effect of orthorexic eating behaviors (OEB) on glycemic control (GC). Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 107 adolescents with T1D who were between 13-18 years of age and attended high school. The risk behavior scale (RBS) and orthorexic behavior scale (ORTO-11) were administered to the participants. A high RBS score indicates risky behavior; a low ORTO-11 score suggests a tendency to OEB. At the same time, participants were tested for GC and categorized as optimal GC (HbA1c ≤7%) or poor GC (HbA1c>7%). Result...
Source: JCRPE Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol Source Type: research
In this report we present the 2019 update. We track progress on health and climate change in Australia across the same five broad domains and many of the same indicators as in 2018. A number of new indicators are introduced this year, including one focused on wildfire exposure, and another on engagement in health and climate change in the corporate sector. Several of the previously reported indicators are not included this year, either due to their discontinuation by the parent project, the Lancet Countdown, or because insufficient new data were available for us to meaningfully provide an update to the indicator. In a year...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Facebook Inc removed 3.2 billion fake accounts between April and September this year, along with millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, according to its latest content moderation report released on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The variation in views on EAS in psychiatry seems to be related to a difference in views on the nature of psychiatric diseases. Some psychiatrists stress the similarity between psychiatric and somatic diseases, whereas others stress the fundamental difference. These opposing views could be bridged by a pragmatic view, such as a 2-track approach to EAS. PMID: 31721484 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
A Report on a Series of workshops on "Mental Health Leadership" for Maharashtra State. Asian J Psychiatr. 2019 Oct 31;47:101859 Authors: Chander R, Basavaraju V, Rahul P, Sadh K, Harihara S, Manjunatha N, Kumar CN, Math SB Abstract The article is a report on a series of workshops conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health And Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra for the local leaders responsible for leading, organizing and delivering public mental health services throughout the state of Maharashtra. The overarching aim of thes...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
AbstractPsychotic experiences (PE), below the threshold of psychotic disorder, are common in the general population. PE are associated with risk behaviors such as suicidality, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and substance use. However, PE as specific or causal phenomena of these risk behaviors are still debated. We aimed to examine the longitudinal trajectories of PE from preadolescence to adolescence and their associated risk behaviors in adolescence. A total of 1138 adolescents from the Copenhagen Child Cohort 2000 were assessed for PE and risk behaviors (NSSI, suicide ideation and -attempts and substance use) at age 11 ...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This article provides context by reviewing background literature, current terminology, definitions, and evaluation models, as well as legislation regarding competence determination for choosing physician-assisted suicide and medical assistance in dying in general. A review of relevant current research is presented, with suggestions for future research and practice advances to fill the gap of much needed elucidation of this intensely debated topic. Finally, we note considerations for the development of a forensic assessment fram ework to assist professionals who may find themselves in the position of having to assess an ind...
Source: Psychological Injury and Law - Category: Medical Law Source Type: research
Conclusions: EDs are associated with lower levels of LA compared to general population. Although high LA is considered a protective factor against “high damage” decisions, it may serve as a facilitator of lower risk decisions which help the individual soothe and communicate his or her own suffering such as NSSI.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo report the comparative rates, average length of stay and cost per episode of hospital management for self-harm in three age cohorts: 15 –19 years, 20–24 years and 25–29 years; by sex and indigeneity.Design, setting, participantsA secondary data analysis of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) dataset between 1st January 2014 and 31st December 2014 inclusive.Main outcome measuresCost per episode of hospitalised self-harm and rates by age group, sex and Indigenous status.ResultsThe rate of hospitalised self-harm among Australian youth was 254.0 per 100,000...
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Childhood Maltreatment and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury - the Impact of Emotion Regulation Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a common phenomenon in adolescence. Furthermore, it is often associated with maltreatment during childhood. One factor determin...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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