Specialties with highest suicide rates

Recently saw this from Pamela Wible, whos been tracking suicide rates for the past some years. She had 10 names in 2012, now 1363. Anesthesiology as expected is #1 by far. Thought this would be interesting to see for some of you
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

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Millions of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — from veterans to rape survivors — have new hope because of a watershed study showing that the injection of an anesthetic to a bundle of nerves in the neck can relieve their symptoms in a clinically significant way. The treatment is known as the stellate ganglion block, or SGB. Used since 1925 for problems such as pain in the arm and shingles, it is safe and effective. In the newly released, eight-week, U.S. Army-funded clinical trial of 108 active-duty service members with PTSD, the nonprofit research institute RTI International found that patients...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Personal PTSD Research Treatment Hyper Vigilance Neuroscience Neurotransmitter Norepinephrine Posttraumatic Stress Disorder pruning Source Type: blogs
Source: BMJ News - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Anaesthetists are thought to be at increased risk of suicide amongst the medical profession. The aims of the following guidelines are: increase awareness of suicide and associated vulnerabilities, risk factors and precipitants; to emphasise safe ways to re...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
The phrase “sacred masculine” can evoke images of patriarchal religiosity.  But it has a different meaning for today’s guest. For Miguel Dean, the sacred masculine is an ideal, embodied by a man who accepts all of his emotions, understands the connectedness of humanity, and is devoted to helping others. Join us as Miguel explains how the sacred masculine is increasingly being recognized as a new model of masculinity to replace the old ideas of what it meant to be a man. This new man embraces all of his humanity and recognizes that part of this is the courage to feel, express and honor the full spect...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Ethics & Morality General Inspiration & Hope Interview LifeHelper Men's Issues Podcast Relationships Self-Help Spirituality The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
Conclusions At the end of this review, we will opine on the role of ketamine and derivatives in clinical practice.
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Jeffrey A. SingerThe Drug Enforcement Administration, having virtually eliminated the diversion of prescription pain relievers into the underground market for nonmedical users, appears to be setting its sights on regulating the medical management of pain, a mission not suited for law enforcement. Acting under the authority of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act), the DEA  announced a proposal to reduce, once again, the national production quotas for fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), oxycodone, and oxymorphone, ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurposeWe compared incidence, demographics, and injury mechanisms in severely injured patients with and without a pelvic ring fracture treated at a tertiary trauma centre. We also analyzed the changes in injury mechanisms that lead to high-energy pelvic trauma.MethodsData on severely injured adult patients (New Injury Severity Score [NISS] ≥16) from Helsinki Trauma Registry over the years 2006–2017 were reviewed. Patients with a pelvic ring fracture (PRF) and those without (N-PRF) were analyzed. Further subgrouping regarding time of the accident (2006–2009, 2010–2013, 2014–2017) was made....
Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractThe legislation Bill C-14 legalized medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in Canada. After thorough assessments of eligibility by two clinicians, Bill C-14 allows for both intravenous-assisted death by a clinician (euthanasia) and prescription of oral medication for self-administration (assisted suicide). Nevertheless, since inception in June 2016, intravenous euthanasia is the main form of delivery of assisted death in Canada. The reasons why oral MAiD is underutilized in Canada are multifactorial. Currently, there is no consensus on either the medications or the protocols for oral administration, nor a comprehensive...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 August 2019Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): Michael F. Grunebaum, Hanga C. Galfalvy, Tse-Hwei Choo, Michelle S. Parris, Ainsley K. Burke, Raymond F. Suckow, Thomas B. Cooper, J. John MannAbstractKetamine shows promise as a rapidly-acting treatment for depression and suicidal ideation, but side effects and abuse potential limit its use. Understanding its mechanism of action could help develop analogous but safer drugs. This post hoc study explored relationships of ketamine and metabolites, including hydroxynorketamine enantiomers, (2S,6S)- and (2R,6R)-HNK, to clinical re...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Suicide has reached epidemic proportions, ranking among the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. The Joint Commission has called on hospitals to conduct risk assessments for patients deemed at risk of suicide. Perianesthesia nurses practice on the front lines with a great number of opportunities to identify and intervene in suicidal patients using a standard Suicide Risk Assessment Tool. A recent event in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) identified a knowledge deficit in nursing interventions and care for a patient who expressed suicidal ideation in the PACU phase of care.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research
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