Characteristics of patients with cancer who die by suicide: coronial case series in an Australian state - Dwyer J, Dwyer J, Hiscock R, O'Callaghan C, Taylor K, Ross M, Bugeja L, Philip J.

OBJECTIVE: Suicide rates are elevated in epidemiological studies, but extrapolating population level data to the individual patient cancer is difficult, and there is a dearth of studies examining how suicidality might be linked to the cancer experience. We...
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 Chrisa Hickey’s journey into mental health advocacy started when her son, Tim, was diagnosed with very early onset schizophrenia after being admitted to a psychiatric hospital for the first time at the age of 11.  He had been showing symptoms for years and had received a half dozen different diagnoses. His family was desperately looking for answers. Tim’s illness took a toll on the entire family, which was only exacerbated by the lack of information and resources available to them.  In America, fewer than 100 children per year are diagnosed with very early onset schizophrenia. Chrisa had to find ...
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The objective of this study was to quantify ACA-associated changes in the incidence of suicide by utilizing a quasi-experimental design.
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Publication date: December 2019Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 63Author(s): Omar Abdel-RahmanAbstractObjectiveTo assess the socioeconomic predictors of suicide risk among cancer patients in the United States.MethodsCancer patients available within Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database who were diagnosed between 2000–2010 have been reviewed. Linkage analysis to Census 2000 SF files was conducted to determine area-based socioeconomic attributes. Observed/ Expected ratios were calculated for the overall cohort as well as for clinically and socioeconomically defined subgroups. “Observed&rdq...
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A woman with terminal cancer will tell her story Wednesday before a Minnesota House committee that's considering a bill to let adults with less than six months to live get medication to end their lives
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Abstract Pancreatic cancer is associated with a poor prognosis and high mortality. Thus, distress that includes depression and anxiety is a relatively common comorbidity for patients suffering from pancreatic cancer. However, these psychological symptoms are likely to be under-detected and undertreated. Regarding high levels of unmet needs of psychological support for patients with pancreatic cancer, early screening for distress and adequate interventions should be considered in palliative care settings. Suicide, a common but preventable cause of mortality for patients with pancreatic cancer, also deserves the fur...
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There’s an unfortunate confusion that exists when talking about mass shootings in America. This confusion is reinforced by politicians and the media, each pushing their own agendas and biases. Some have erroneously claimed it’s a mental illness issue. I’m not being pedantic when I say we should not confuse mental illness with other, related concerns, such as psychological distress. The two are very different things. A person can be under psychological distress and still not have a mental illness. Here’s why the distinction is important and why sloppy reporting by both journalists and law enforcement...
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 Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended.  Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her experiences with raising a schizophrenic daughter.  Host Rachel Star Withers, a d...
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  Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended.  Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her experiences with raising a schizophrenic daughter.  Host Rachel Star Withers, ...
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AbstractDespite being one of the most studied cancer-related infections, the relationship betweenHelicobacter pylori infection and gastric adenocarcinoma (GC) remains, in some points, obscure. Based on a critical analysis of the available literature regarding stomach microbiota, we aimed to shed light to a possible new interpretation of the current understanding about theHelicobacter pylori-related GC carcinogenesis. We analyzed data from the literature onHelicobacter pylori and other potential carcinogenic pathogens, in both benignant conditions and gastric adenocarcinoma.Helicobacter pylori is the dominant microorganism ...
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