Can machine-learning methods really help predict suicide? - McHugh CM, Large MM.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In recent years there has been interest in the use of machine learning in suicide research in reaction to the failure of traditional statistical methods to produce clinically useful models of future suicide. The current review summarizes...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

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Providers involved in the care of children, adolescents, and adults with mental health issues are rightly focused on stabilizing those individuals. However, they should not forget the families and communities; they, too, are grieving with the toll of t...
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CONCLUSION: Dermatological and psychiatric conditions are frequent and underestimated among medical students in Morocco. Dermatologic and psychiatric comorbidity is associated with a higher prevalence of psychoactive substance use and suicide attempts. PMID: 32473776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
Authors: Podlogar T, Poštuvan V, De Leo D, Žvelc G Abstract Working with suicidal clients is frequently referred to as one of the most demanding and anxiety-provoking aspects of therapeutic work. The aim of this study was to obtain an in-depth understanding of therapists' experience in treating suicidal individuals and develop a theoretical model of it. Eleven psychotherapists (4 men and 7 women) participated in individual semi-structured interviews. The interviews were audiotaped, transcribed and analyzed by the principles of grounded theory. We developed a model of dynamic balance in therapists' experienc...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
This study is the first of its kind to use a novel longitudinal qualitative methodology to directly compare family/carers earlier experiences supporting ARMS individuals to 12-months later. This provides a more ecologically valid insight into how perceptions change over time and how family/carers adapt. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten family/carers at two points within a 12-month period. This study was embedded within a randomised control trial, the Individual and Family Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (IFCBT) trial. Interview transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis, with a focus on how experienc...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To develop guidelines for the culturally responsive psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts. METHOD: The Delphi method was used to establish expert c...
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INTRODUCTION: Suicide is a global problem and accurate assessment of risk for self-harm is critical. Even morally principled clinicians can manifest bias when assessing self-harm in patients with physical disabilities such as spinal cord injury (SCI). Asse...
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It has been reported that decision making is impaired in suicide attempters. Decision making is a complex process and little is known about its different components. Yet, this information would help to understand the functioning of suicidal minds. In this ...
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This study was designed to describe contacts with health services during the year before suicide death in France, and prevalent mental and physical conditions. METHODS: Data were extracted from the French National Health Data System (SNDS), w...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news
OBJECTIVES: Alcohol use has several consequences and is one of the variables that increase risk of suicide. This meta-analysis was performed using cohort studies to clarify the association of alcohol use and suicide.METHOD: Scientific sources were ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Highlights • Twenty-seven girls (24.8%) started thinking about suicide before menarche. • Most girls started thinking about suicide during the same year or after menarche. • The latency from menarche to onset of suicide ideation averaged...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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