Youth suicide attempts often involve over-the-counter painkillers

(Reuters Health) - Young people who attempt suicide by poisoning often use antidepressants or over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin, a U.S. study suggests.
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Conclusion: Previous suicide attempt, smoking, unemployment, and suffering from at least one mental disorder were the significant predictors of suicide death. Among mental disorders, major depressive disorder and substance use disorder were the most prevalent mental health problems. PMID: 31602433 [PubMed]
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Objective: To evaluate the substances used, outcomes, temporal and demographics associated with suicide attempts by self-poisoning in children and young adults aged 10-25  years old from 2000 to 2018. Methods: This is a retrospective review o...
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Young people who attempt suicide by poisoning often use antidepressants or over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information
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Young people who attempt suicide by poisoning often use antidepressants or over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin, a U.S. study suggests.
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MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- Over-the-counter medications are commonly used in suicide attempts by self-poisoning among young people, according to a study published online Oct. 7 in Clinical Toxicology. Henry A. Spiller, from the Central Ohio Poison...
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Source: Clinical Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Source Type: research
This report summarizes data from CDC's National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) regarding violent deaths from 32 U.S. states for 2016. Results are reported by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, type of location where injured, method of injury, circumstances of injury, and other selected characteristics. PERIOD COVERED: 2016. DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM: NVDRS collects data regarding violent deaths obtained from death certificates, coroner/medical examiner reports, law enforcement reports, and secondary sources (e.g., child fatality review team data, Supplementary Homicide Reports, hospital data, and crime laborator...
Source: MMWR Surveill Summ - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Surveill Summ Source Type: research
Dyadic suicides comprise of suicides occurring simultaneously or one after another in two or more people, either with an agreement or without one. Firearms, poisoning, hanging, and drowning are the preferred methods of suicide employed in such cases. Inves...
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We sought to identify trends in overdoses with over-the-counter (OTC) dextromethorphan (DXM) cough preparations among adolescents from a national poison center surveillance database. Our objective was to identify both severity of outcomes and trends in adolescent suicide attempts with OTC DXM cough preparations.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
This study sought to characterize types and sources of medications used for intentional ingestion among patients seen by the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison (CL) Service.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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