Certain Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Suicide Risk in Study

People taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) appear to be more likely to die by suicide, compared to those who take another type of blood pressure drug called ACE inhibitors, researchers found.
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Authors: Caine ED Abstract National suicide prevention programmes that have been successful in reducing rates or keeping them low have been intentional, with collective alignment of local, regional and national priorities. Prevention efforts must begin well before individuals become suicidal, complementing readily available clinical services that address the needs of acutely distressed persons. These efforts, which focus on the antecedent risks and vulnerabilities of key populations, have the potential to diminish premature mortality from multiple causes, even as reducing suicide is the outcome of primary interest....
Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci Source Type: research
GOOD NEWS REGARDING SSRI SAFETY IN DANISH META-ANALYSIS. Acta Neuropsychiatr. 2019 Nov 08;:1-8 Authors: Hieronymus F, Lisinski A, Näslund J, Eriksson E Abstract In two previous letters on an SSRI meta-analysis conducted by the Copenhagen Trial Unit at Copenhagen University Hospital, we have commented on a large number of errors, almost all of which have tilted the results in an anti-drug direction, that unfortunately mar this publication. While the authors have acknowledged many of these mishaps, and may now be expected to submit an extensive errata list to the journal where their paper was once p...
Source: Acta Neuropsychiatrica - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Acta Neuropsychiatr Source Type: research
This article analyses how the discursive production of dying, the good death, and the issue of institutionalisation at the end of life are interrelated. The study empirically investigates a parliamentary enquiry on dying with dignity that took place in Austria between 2014 and 2015. It employs the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse to analyse parliamentary documents and minutes, written statements submitted by individuals and organisations, as well as newspaper articles. Data analysis shows a restrictive and a permissive normative position considering both killing on request and assisted suicide. Apart from their...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionsResearchers must make an effort to reach an agreement on the measures of frequency used in suicidal behaviour studies, as the methodological and terminological variability currently used impedes making any comparisons between different studies or understanding the real dimension of the problem.ResumenIntroducciónLa OMS prioriza para el año 2020 reducir las tasas de suicidio señalando dificultades para dar estimaciones precisas debido a una amplia variedad de factores, entre ellos, aspectos relativos a la propia medición estadística de la conducta suicida. La proporción d...
Source: Revista de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
k Restricting access to lethal means is a key public health intervention for preventing suicide. Means restriction research has often focused on suicide methods that are modifiable through legislation or policy interventions. However, some of the most common methods such as hanging may not be sensitive to regulation. The aims of this paper are to examine built environment and place-based approaches to means restriction in suicide prevention, and further consider the connections between place, the environment, and suicide methods. To increase knowledge about specific methods and mechanisms of injury in suicide deaths, h...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Perspective Source Type: research
The swirl of moving away from home for the first time, making new friends, and mastering higher level academics is tough enough for anyone, but young adults who must make this transition or return to classes after losing a parent, sibling, friend, or significant other to suicide are being asked to tackle new surroundings and heavy course loads at the worst possible time. Dr. Ann Phillips, who worked in the counseling field for over 40 years, shared how the University of West Georgia (UWG) in Carrollton, Georgia, helps students, faculty, and parents cope. The mission of UWG’s Prevent Program is to prevent suicides fro...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: College Grief and Loss Suicide Depression grieving Survivors Guilt Source Type: blogs
BACKGROUND: Death certificates are the basis for German mortality statistics, including suicide statistics. OBJECTIVES: To examine death certificates that are issued in the context of suicide with special focus on the quality of doctors' entries, e...
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OBJECTIVES: To analyse the changes in mortality trends by suicide according to Autonomous Community and sex in Spain during the period 1980-2016 using joinpoint regression models. METHODS: Mortality data were obtained from the Instituo Nacional de ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Suicide/suicide attempt, as a major public health problem, has been included among anti-social behaviors. We aimed to investigate the epidemiology of suicide and some associated individual, family, and social factors. Methods: A historical co...
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BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder sharply increases the risk of depression and suicide. Individuals living with post-traumatic stress disorder frequently use cannabis to treat associated symptoms. We sought to investigate whether cannabis use modi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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