Functional disability, depression, and suicidal ideation in older prisoners - Barry LC, Coman E, Wakefield D, Trestman RL, Conwell Y, Steffens DC.

BACKGROUND: The population of older prisoners (age ≥50), a group with high suicide rates, is growing. We sought to explore the associations among functional disability, depression, and suicidal ideation (SI) among older prisoners, focusing on the mediati...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

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This study contributes a vivid illustration of older adults' CLBP illness experiences that are substantially underpinned by helplessness, depression, and a drive to continue thriving in old age. Practice implications include the need for clinic-based mood and suicide assessment. PMID: 33033826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Gerontologist Source Type: research
Victoria Rodr íguez-Roldán, The Intersection between Disability and LGBT Discrimination and Marginalization, 28 (3) Am. U. J. Gender 2 (2020): In February of 2016, Kayden Clarke, a 24-year old autistic, transgender man in Mesa, Arizona, allegedly experienced a suicidal crisis. As...
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Suicide is a significant public health priority for older adults, who exhibit the highest suicide rates around the world.1 In this population, functional disability has been identified as a significant factor associated with greater risk and severity of suicide ideation.2 Older adults are most likely to experience functional disability (difficulties carrying out life activities), with about one-third of those age 65 and older, and more than two-thirds of those age 85 and older, experiencing disability.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The number of suicide attempts might be higher in BPD patients with avoidant or anxious attachment styles, high intolerance of uncertainty and high levels of disability. PMID: 32978953 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research
Bipolar disorder is a severe psychiatric disorder which affects more than 1% of the world’s population and is a leading cause of disability among young people. For the past 50 years, lithium has been the drug of choice for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder due to its potent ability to prevent both manic and depressive episodes as well as suicide. However, though lithium has been associated with a multitude of effects within different cellular pathways and biological systems, its specific mechanism of action in stabilizing mood remains largely elusive. Mitochondrial dysfunction and telomere shortening have bee...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
I might get myself in a bit of trouble with my daughters with this post, but I recently sat in on the Brownie’s session with her therapist (she’s learning disabled). We were discussing ways to regulate moods. She used to have anger issues, and although those days are behind us, she still doesn’t know what to do with strong, negative feelings like disappointment, irritation, and frustration. I can’t recall exactly how the topic came up, but I used my“Heartbroken” playlist as an example to make a point.This playlist used to be a point of contention for my older daughters. After the divorce...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depression Family Goodreads Suicide Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
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Join me on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central for Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Physician Assisted Suicide. I will debate John B. Kelly, Director of Second Thoughts MA: Disability Rights Advocates Against Assisted Suicide and New Englan...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
This study explores mental health experiences across different social identities, using data from the 2018 Michigan Trans Health Survey (N = 659), a community-based participatory action research project collected in Michigan, United States, analyzed using chi-square tests of independence and logistic regressions. Findings indicate incredibly high rates of mental health concerns; 72.2% had been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime and 73.0% had been diagnosed with anxiety in their lifetime. In the past year, 49.9% had had non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) thoughts, 45.4% had suicidal thoughts, 26.3% engaged in NSSI, an...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractEmergency psychiatry has the main role of resolving suicidal behavior and aggression. These severe psychiatric symptoms can be found in many psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, personality disorders, cognitive disorders, intellectual disability and substance abuse. Although indications for the use of antipsychotics are limited to a specific group of diseases, they are frequently used as rescue medication in high-risk or nonresponsive cases. Clozapine, the gold standard for TRS (treatment resistant schizophrenia) is effective in controlling aggression. The aim of the rese...
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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