Sheshatshiu 'needs a miracle,' says physician who worked to help Labrador children

A physician who has worked with leaders in Labrador, Newfoundland and Canada to address the fallout of alcohol abuse says he's not surprised by the suicide crisis that's recently been declared by Innu leaders.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: Anxious temperament decreased the AUD risk, whereas irritable manic symptoms increased the risk during depression. AUD in mood disorders may be an expression of manic psychopathology. PMID: 31698557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
ConclusionsA history of MST is common among older women veterans and associated with a range of medical and mental health diagnoses. These findings call attention to the need for additional research in this understudied population, and the importance of trauma-informed care approaches for women across the lifespan.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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
Many suicide attempters brought to our emergency department (ED) have been found to have alcohol problems, and this should be taken serious consideration because alcohol use disorder is a risk factor for suici...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Suicide risk in research involving community participants can be managed by using appropriate risk protocols. PMID: 31702077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Suicide Life Threat Behav Source Type: research
More millennials in the U.S. are suffering from chronic health problems, potentially restraining the lifetime economic potential of a generation of young adults. A spike in conditions like depression, hypertension and high cholesterol among younger people could increase health-care costs and lower incomes in coming years, according to a report Wednesday from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a federation of 36 independent companies that together provide coverage for 1 in 3 Americans. Between 2014 and 2017, rates of depression among millennials surged by 31%, while hyperactivity rose 29% and hypertension increased 16%...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg Healthcare onetime Source Type: news
We present a range of multidimensional measures involving five key domains: social and occupational function; self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviours; alcohol or other substance misuse; physical health; and illness type, stage and trajectory. Objective measures include: neuropsychological function; sleep-wake behaviours and circadian rhythms; metabolic and immune markers; and brain structure and function. The recommended multidimensional measures facilitate the development of a comprehensive clinical picture. The objective measures help to further develop informative and novel insights into underlying pathophysiologica...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
In this study, the feasibility of a modified procedure taking 6 to 8 min per sample is tested within the frame of an experimental setting including (1) the collection of GSR from experimental gunshots with a semi-automatic pistol and lead-containing primer ammunition and (2) a simple experimental setting involving dry and moist artificial blood traces. In a third step, samples of four gun-associated suicide cases and one attempted suicide case were taken and analyzed. Furthermore, an exemplary implementation into a work flow of modern instrumental techniques of GSR analysis is presented.
Source: International Journal of Legal Medicine - Category: Medical Law Source Type: research
‚ÄčA 15-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department by EMS after a seizure witnessed by her mother. She admitted that she had ingested "a handful of pills" in a suicide attempt five hours earlier. The mother said her daughter had a history of cutting but no prior suicide attempts.Her past medical history was significant for depression, for which she took bupropion XL, and she reported past alcohol and marijuana use. Her initial vital signs were a temperature of 97.9°F, a pulse of 162 bpm, a blood pressure of 127/65 mm Hg, a respiratory rate of 14 bpm, and a pulse ox of 100% on room air. Her exam was...
Source: The Tox Cave - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
This study assessed alcohol-induced harm to those not drinking and investigated its association with mental health in Korean adolescents. The 14th Korea Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2018) was used and 60,040 adolescents were analyzed. Harm from others’ alcohol consumption was assessed by four criteria: teasing in public places, being scared in public places, sleep problems, and unsafety of public places due to people drinking alcohol. Mental health included stress, depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, and attempted suicide. Harm reported due to the alcohol use of others was 5.8% for teasing in public places, 33...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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