Understanding suicidal ideation and behaviour in individuals with chronic pain: a review of the role of novel transdiagnostic psychological factors - Kirtley OJ, Rodham K, Crane C.

Individuals with chronic pain are at an elevated risk of suicide, yet psychosocial factors that might be involved in increasing or decreasing vulnerability for suicidal ideation and behaviour have received little attention. Extant literature on the topic o...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

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Older veterans have the highest number of lives lost to suicide, make up majority of the veteran population, and are highly likely to experience conditions (e.g., chronic pain, sleep disorders, musculoskeletal) associated with commonly prescribed medications that are potential markers for suicide risk (hereafter referred to as “high-risk” drug categories), including benzodiazepines, sedative-hypnotics, opioids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and antiepileptics. The research presented in this session will highlight important patterns in high-risk drug prescribing and use and related outcomes in late life.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Session 114 Source Type: research
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Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: The aims were to estimate the prevalence of CNCP in suicide decedents, and compare sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of people who die by suicide (i) with and without a history of CNCP and (ii) among decedents with CNCP who are young...
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Older veterans have the highest number of lives lost to suicide, make up majority of the veteran population, and are highly likely to experience conditions (e.g., chronic pain, sleep disorders, musculoskeletal) associated with commonly prescribed medications that are potential markers for suicide risk (hereafter referred to as “high-risk” drug categories), including benzodiazepines, sedative-hypnotics, opioids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and antiepileptics. The research presented in this session will highlight important patterns in high-risk drug prescribing and use and related outcomes in late life.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: ADVERSE OUTCOMES, POLYSUBSTANCE USE, AND POLYPHARMACY IN OLDER VETERANS Source Type: research
Head and neck cancer survivors (HNCS) suffer from high rates of chronic pain, substance use, and mental health comorbidities. HNCS have one of the highest rates of suicide among patients with cancer and are almost twice as likely to die by suicide compared to other cancer survivors. Among a national cohort of Veteran HNCS, we examined the associations between chronic pain, mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) diagnoses, and engagement in mental health services with risk of suicidal self-directed violence (SSDV), which included both suicide attempts and death by suicide.
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aims were to estimate the prevalence of CNCP in suicide decedents, and compare sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of people who die by suicide (i) with and without a history of CNCP and (ii) among decedents with CNCP who are younger (
Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Suicide Life Threat Behav Source Type: research
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Life after opioids: 'We have not served our patients well' More than 3 million Australians are living with chronic pain, and the medical system is struggling to help them as it turns away from its reliance on opioids www.theguardian.com “You may have a patient that has been on a stable dose of opioids for 10 years, and then you start de-prescribing. We are now exposing them to new risks for opioid overdose, for suicidality, for actual suicide, for withdrawal symptoms, for increased pain.” People living in chronic pain are a hi...
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