Restless leg syndrome sufferers are at a nearly 3-fold greater suicide risks  

Restless leg syndrome strikes one in 10 Americans, leaving many with insomnia. Penn State University researchers found a three-fold higher risk of suicide and self-harm among sufferers.
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In trying to cope with the debilitating symptoms of depression, people often turn to vitamins, supplements, herbs, or home remedies first. And it’s no wonder — such efforts to alleviate symptoms are often far less expensive and easier to obtain. For some, it may be a part of their rationalization that their depression “isn’t all that bad,” if it can be treated with vitamins and supplements. Many people find relief in taking vitamins and supplements for depression. It is also one of the most well-researched topics, so we know what the science has to say about the efficacy of such treatments. Bu...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Depression Diet & Nutrition General Medications Miscellaneous Drugs supplements for depression vitamins for depression Source Type: news
I remember hearing this story many years ago and it has become a powerful teaching tool for my clients who I see in my therapy practice and in classes/presentations I offer. “I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-Jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So, as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says, ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just s...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Communication Self-Esteem Achievement Body Language Confidence Impostor Syndrome Self Image Source Type: blogs
This study examines the prospective relationship between insomnia symptoms and suicide attempts in high-risk youth. We obtained depressive symptoms, insomnia symptoms, and suicide ideation measures from clinical records of 206 adolescents ages 12-17 at ent...
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Significant link persisted after excluding those with chronic conditions such as depression, insomnia
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
People with restless legs syndrome have nearly three times the risk of suicide or self-harm, even if they didn't have underlying conditions like depression, diabetes and insomnia, according to a new study.
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A black box warning about the risk of serious injury and potential death as a result of sleepwalking and other complex sleep behaviors has been added to the labeling of the sedative–hypnotic drugs zolpidem, zaleplon, and eszopiclone.Serious adverse effects from use of these drugs to treat insomnia include falls with serious injuries, fatal falls, fatal motor vehicle accidents, self-injury, and suicidal attempts and suicides, among others.NPs should not prescribe these drugs to patients who have a history of complex sleep behaviors after taking antiinsomnia drugs. The drugs should be discontinued if patients experience adverse effects.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Drug Watch 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
Insomnia co-occurs frequently with major depressive disorder (MDD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); all three conditions are prevalent among primary care patients and associated with suicidal ideation (SI). The purpose of the article was to test t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
In conclusion, this review highlights the importance for clinicians to investigate for the presence of chronic nightmares along with other sleep difficulties (most commonly, insomnia and sleep apnea), to consider the potential influence of nightmares on the course of the primary mental disorder, and to be prepared to grant access to treatments targeting nightmares. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
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Publication date: Available online 19 June 2019Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): William V. McCall, Ruth M. Benca, Meredith E. Rumble, Doug Case, Peter B. Rosenquist, Andrew D. KrystalAbstractIn this paper, we report the rate of previously undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of suicidal patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). One hundred and twenty-five suicidal adults with MDD were recruited into a RCT. None were suspected to have OSA. Fourteen percent met diagnostic criteria for OSA. The Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) was predicted by increasing age, male sex,...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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