Differences in incidence and risks of suicide attempt and suicidal drug overdose between patients with epilepsy with and without comorbid depression - Lin CY, Harnod T, Lin CL, Shen WC, Kao CH.

Objective: To determine the differences in the incidences and risks of suicide attempt (SA) and suicidal drug overdose (SDO) between patients with epilepsy with and without comorbid depression by using data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Re...
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Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Rebecca McMillan, Rachael Sumner, Anna Forsyth, Doug Campbell, Gemma Malpas, Elizabeth Maxwell, Carolyn Deng, John Hay, Rhys Ponton, Frederick Sundram, Suresh MuthukumaraswamyAbstractA single subanaesthetic dose of ketamine rapidly alleviates the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD). However, few studies have investigated the acute effects of ketamine on the BOLD pharmacological magnetic resonance imaging (phMRI) response and EEG spectra. In a randomised, double-blind, active placebo-co...
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CONCLUSIONS: The 2014 federal rescheduling of hydrocodone was associated with only minor changes in overall and potentially high-risk opioid-prescribing rates. Neither state variation in long-term prescribing nor beneficiary characteristics explained the changes in persistently high opioid-prescribing rates among adults with disabilities after the 2014 regulation. Future studies should examine patient and provider characteristics underlying the persistent high-risk prescribing patterns in this population. PMID: 31835012 [PubMed - in process]
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Conclusion: Risks of SA and SDO in patients with epilepsy are proportionally increased when depression is coexisted. Our findings provide crucial information for clinicians and the government for suicide prevention and to question whether prescribing a large number of medications to patients with epilepsy and depression is safe.
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 Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended.  Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her experiences with raising a schizophrenic daughter.  Host Rachel Star Withers, a d...
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  Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended.  Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her experiences with raising a schizophrenic daughter.  Host Rachel Star Withers, ...
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Epilepsy is the most common chronic disabling condition of the nervous system and it constitutes a major global health problem [1]. The World Health Organization reported that approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally [2]. For all epileptic patients, 70% are expected to enter remission, which is defined as being seizure-free with medication for 5 or more years [3]. In recent years, there has been a growth in reports of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) being misused on their own or in combination with other drugs of abuse in a variety of toxicological ...
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BACKGROUND: Barbiturate intoxication is potentially lethal. With the availability of the newer anticonvulsants the use of barbiturates in treating epilepsy has decreased significantly, with a concurrent decrease in the incidence of overdose with these medi...
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The federal government declared Thursday that marijuana, for nearly a half-century lumped in with heroin, LSD and Ecstasy as the most deadly and useless illicit drugs, will remain on that list. At the same time, it eased rules that have limited the use of cannabis in medical research. The federal government’s opposition to removing marijuana from its so-called Schedule I on the Controlled Substances Act comes as half the nation’s 50 states now allow the use of marijuana in some form, contrary to federal law. The federal government reconfirmed Thursday that it believes there is insufficient evidence to show that...
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CONCLUSIONS: The data reflect the clinical trial experience for suicidal ideation/behavior events. The perampanel USPI contains a class warning for suicidal behavior/ideation. Patients on AEDs, including perampanel, should be monitored for emergence/worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts/behavior or unusual mood/behavior changes. Study Supported by: Eisai IncDisclosure: Dr. Ettinger has received personal compensation for activities with Eisai Inc. and Upshir-Smith as advisory board member. Dr. Dobrinsky has received personal compensation for activities with Eisai Inc. as an employee. Dr. Yang has received personal comp...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG): Epilepsy Therapy Platform Blitz Source Type: research
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