How are depression and suicidal ideation associated with multiple health risk behaviors among adolescents? A secondary data analysis using the 2016 Korea Youth Risk Behavior web-based survey - Kim EM, Kim H, Park E.

INTRODUCTION: There is limited understanding about whether poor mental health is associated with certain combinations of multiple health risk behaviors (HRBs) such as smoking, drinking, early sexual activity, and substance abuse. AIM: To determine ...
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The word “bipolar” has become colloquially associated with anything that changes rapidly or is unpredictable: the weather, technology, sports teams, politics, or even a teenager’s attitude. But for roughly 46 million people worldwide, being “bipolar” is far more serious than typical unpredictability, mood swings, or temperamental behavior. And, when bipolar disorder is complicated by substance use disorder (SUD), the situation can become incredibly dangerous for the individual and those around them. Recognizing the symptoms of bipolar and the complicating factors of substance use disorder is c...
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APA todaypraised Congress for approving a $2 trillion stimulus aid package to provide fiscal relief for Americans and businesses in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), includes many provisions supported by APA that will enable psychiatrists and mental health care professionals to better respond to the pandemic. The relief package will now go to President Donald Trump, where he is expected to sign.“You can’t have a healthy economy without healthy people—and that includes mental health,” said APA President Bru...
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In the wake of losing someone to suicide, there is much pain and confusion, to say the least. I want to list these five simple truths right up front for those who may need to hear them right away: It isn’t your fault. Do not be ashamed. Your grief is complicated. Healing is possible. You still have life. 1. It isn’t your fault. Losing someone to suicide can often fill us with very specific emotions: Guilt. Regret. Blame. But it is important to talk back to these feelings. It is important to realize and understand that you simply cannot carry the weight of someone else’s decision. Suicide is a very...
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Men and women experience schizophrenia differently; from the age of onset to symptoms and how society treats those with mental disorders.  Schizophrenic, Rachel Star Withers and co-host Gabe Howard continue the discussion of the differences from the last episode but change the focus to men.  Jason Jepson, an author who has schizophrenia joins for a man’s perspective and Dr. Hayden Finch returns to explain the clinical side of the issues. Highlights in “Schizophrenia in Men” Episode [01:30] Age of onset [04:00] Symptoms in men vs women [05:00] Interview with Jason Jepson [07:30] Jason discusses ...
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WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 -- Even in the midst of rising rates of suicide and substance abuse, nearly 117 million Americans live in what is known as " health professional shortage areas. " Put another way, only 27% of mental health needs in those...
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Conclusions: Training and supporting young people to identify and apply adaptive coping strategies to deal with life stress could help to reduce suicidal ideation and behavior.
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BACKGROUND: Previous studies found several factors associated with suicide in schizophrenic patients, such as age, sex, education level, history of suicide attempts, psychotic symptoms, social factors, and substance abuse. However, there might be some addi...
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 Did you know one in six males are sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday? Unfortunately, many victims are reluctant to come forward due to cultural conditioning. In today’s podcast, Gabe speaks with two psychologists about this very common but somewhat taboo issue. They tackle the prevalent myths surrounding male sexual assault and discuss why so many victims suffer in secrecy. What can be done? Where can survivors reach out for help? Join us for an in-depth talk on this very important and under-discussed topic. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW Guest information for ‘Male Sexual Assault’ Podcast Episod...
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The risk of suicide among physicians who are women appears to be higher than women in the general population, according to ameta-analysis appearing inJAMA Psychiatry. In contrast, men who are physicians appear to have lower suicide rates than men in the general population.“Our meta-analysis showed decreasing suicide rates [since 1980], but the datasets showed paradoxical trends that may be affected by gender, race, location, and time,” Dante Duarte, M.D., Ph.D., of Harvard University and colleagues wrote.Duarte and colleagues searched the medical literature for original articles from around the world that asses...
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Authors: Ortner N, Bock A, Fuchs M, Haid-Stecher N, Sevecke K Abstract Multiple Substance Abuse as a Form of High Risk Behavior in Adolescence We identify multiple substance abuse as a form of high risk behavior in adolescence based on a sample of in-patient adolescents. 43 adolescents were treated for substance abuse over the course of 20 months. 70 % reported the use of three or more different drugs, with an average of 5,35 consumed substances. The most commonly abused substance was cannabis, followed by synthetic drugs such as cocaine or ecstasy. We observed a high rate of non-suicidal self-injury as a comorbidi...
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