Measuring character strengths as possible protective factors against suicidal ideation in older Chinese adults: a cross-sectional study - Cheng X, Bu H, Duan W, He A, Zhang Y.

BACKGROUND: Suicide is a global issue among the elderly. The number of older people committing suicide is proliferating, and the elderly suicide rate is the highest among all age groups in China. A better understanding of the possible protective factors ag...
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Behavioral health (BH) complaints, including suicidal ideation (SI) and alcohol, are common in US Emergency Departments (EDs), [1-3]. The CDC published data in 2018 demonstrating a 25% overall increase in ED visits for SI and/or self-directed violence [4]. Additionally, the CDC reported that 24.5% of the population  > 12 years old engaged in binge alcohol use in 2017 [5]. A public health crisis occurred with the onset of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Current “stay at home” orders have reduced human contact through social distancing [6].
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Did you know diabetes affects your mental health? From depression to relationship problems or mood swings, too much or too little glucose (sugar) circulating in the blood can trigger behavior and thought patterns that may seem unrelated to how much insulin is released by your pancreas. Out of control glucose levels influence how you feel and make decisions, your beliefs and, yes, your attitude, a very necessary component of your overall care.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states less than half the number of people with diabetes who have depression get treated, which leads to worsening stat...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Mental Health and Wellness Comorbidities Diabetes Drug Interactions Nutrition Source Type: blogs
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of stimulants in patients with depression, by using naturalistic outcome measures, such as psychiatric admissions, psychiatric bed-days and incidents of intentional self-harm or suicide attempts. METHODS: Via...
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CONCLUSIONS: The findings indicate that the Polish adaptation of the SBQ-R by Osman et al. has good psychometric characteristics and can be considered in both research and clinical practice. PMID: 32447359 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
More than 151,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide combined in 2018, slightly lower than the overall numbers in 2017, and leveling off for the first time in two decades, according to a new study.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
While there was a decrease in opioid overdose deaths, alcohol and suicide deaths increased
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news
Deaths from synthetic opioids, cocaine, and other psychostimulants increased sharply in 2018; deaths from alcohol and suicide also rose, and because of COVID-19, the worst may be yet to come.Medscape Medical News
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THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- In 2018, opioid overdose deaths declined, but deaths involving alcohol, suicide, synthetic opioids, and other psychostimulants rose, according to a brief released May 21 by the Trust for America's Health and the Well Being...
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 When was the last time you simply enjoyed being in nature? Whether it’s a camping trip to the mountains, a walk in the park or just watching the squirrels from your backyard, being in nature is profoundly healing. In today’s Psych Central Podcast, our guest Richard Louv, a journalist, author and co-founder of the nonprofit Children &Nature Network, discusses the science behind nature’s healing powers. What counts as “nature?” Are pets included? What are some modern barriers to accessing nature, and how can we overcome them? Join us for the answers to these questions and more. SUBSCRIB...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Green and Environment Interview LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Stress The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
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