A fatal case by a suicide kit containing sodium nitrite ordered on the internet

Publication date: July 2020Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volume 73Author(s): Carlos Durão, Frederico Pedrosa, Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira
Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research

Related Links:

BACKGROUND: The treatment of depression is a main strategy for suicide prevention in older adults. Our aim was to examine factors related to suicide in older adults (75+) with and without antidepressant (AD) therapy. METHODS: A national population-base...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2020Source: Trends in Cognitive SciencesAuthor(s): Alexander J. Millner, Donald J. Robinaugh, Matthew K. Nock
Source: Trends in Cognitive Sciences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This study aimed to address the decline in mental health on U.S. university campuses by examining the effects of three interventions. University students suffer from high levels of anxiety, depression, and suicide. Counseling centers on university campuses are struggling to meet increased demand. The cost to students and universities could be buffered by offering preventative, psychoeducational, and skill-building training programs that promote mental health and psychological thriving. To date, the research literature has not yielded systematically evaluated and recommendable preventative mental health and well-being progr...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionThe results showed that parents lack the knowledge about NSSI and its treatment and are suffering great emotional stress. It is recommended to expand the popularization of knowledge of NSSI in adolescents and more interventions adapted to China’s sociocultural climate are required for the well-being of parents and NSSI in adolescents.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
In Jang The incidence of depression among adolescents has gradually increased, leading to adult psychological outcomes and suicide. Although the rate of secondhand smoke exposure (SHSE) has recently decreased, SHSE remains high in children. We aimed to determine the association between depressive symptoms in adolescents and the locations of SHSE using an extensive population survey. Using data from the 14th Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey, we assessed self-reported data of depressive symptoms and SHSE among non-smokers. SHSE locations were classified into four groups: only at school, only at home, at both sc...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Kimberly Hopkins pleaded guilty to zip-tying her 80-year-old mother's hands and trying to put a plastic bag with helium over her head. In October 2019, she was convicted of attempted first-degree murder. But in a recent Tennessee parole hearing, Hopkins claims that her mother asked her to to do it. "I would never have done anything that I did without my mother’s permission." Hopkins apparently used the book FINAL EXIT to make the planned death look like a suicide. But what Hopkins did is very different from the inert gas bag method used by the Final Exit Network. Their exit guides do not handle th...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
This study explored patterns of abuse, self-harm and thoughts of suicide/self-harm in the UK during the first month of the COVID-19 pandemic using data from the COVID-19 Social Study (n=44 775), a non-probability sample weighted to population proportions. The reported frequency of abuse, self-harm and thoughts of suicide/self-harm was higher among women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and people experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, unemployment, disability, chronic physical illnesses, mental disorders and COVID-19 diagnosis. Psychiatric medications were the most common type of support being used, but fe...
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Hanging is a common mechanism of self-harm. It is associated with significant injuries and mortality. The acute management of hanging should focus on airway protection followed by detailed imaging of the head and neck. Further work must attempt to include mortuary data on hanging. PMID: 32657725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Data from COVID-19 Social Study (n=44,775) reported higher frequency in women, BAME groups and people with socioeconomic disadvantage, unemployment, disability, chronic physical illnesses, and mental disorders. Psychiatric meds were most common type of support used.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion, do not visit cardiologists. They will give you heart attacks. No, that’s ridiculous. It’s so mind blowing that anyone even said this, right? It’s just ugh. Obviously, people who are extremely sick and who are at risk of killing themselves get psychiatric care. No kidding. So, yeah, this is, in fact, very dangerous. Gabe: The word bullshit is not big enough. This is the literal equivalent of me saying that I looked at fifty thousand people who went to the hospital in the last year. And you were much more likely to die if you had a hospital admission. Now, I’m talking physical health now. ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Psychiatry Treatment Source Type: blogs
More News: Depression | Forensic Medicine | Internet | Legislation | Sodium | Suicide