Demystifying Medicine Lecture Series: Suicide and Depression in Time of COVID-19

Suicide and Depression in Time of COVID-19Nora Volkow, MD NIDA and Carlos Zarate, MD NIMHFor more information go tohttps://demystifyingmedicine.od.nih.gov/Air date: 4/13/2021 4:00:00 PM
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This paper uses 2018-2020 prefecture-month-year, gender-month-year, and age group-month-year level data on suicide rates in Japan to document how suicide rates are evolving during the COVID-19 pandemic. I use a monthly event study design to study changes i...
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The objective of this research was to evaluate the impact of federal, public health and social support programs on national suicide rates in Canada. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Canadian National Database (i.e., Statistics Can...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the world's population, with particularly negative effects on vulnerable populations, including autistic people. Although some consensus regarding specific impact on a...
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An estimated 90% of those with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) report sleep related problems [1] and as many as 40% meet criteria for Insomnia Disorder [2]. MDD in the setting of Insomnia Disorder has been associated with more severe symptoms, increased risk of suicidal planning [3], as well as an increased risk of relapse when treated [4]. Residual insomnia symptoms may persist in as many as 72% of patients in remission from depression [5]. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is an evidence-based treatment for MDD with proven efficacy and effectiveness [6].
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When Dr. Lorna Breen, an emergency-room physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, died by suicide in April 2020, her family and colleagues were cratered. She had been on the front lines of the huge, early COVID-19 surge before contracting the virus herself, and she confided in family that the anxiety, exhaustion and uncertainty were overwhelming—for her patients, but also for herself. After recovering, she returned to work, facing back-to-back shifts in multiple locations, but within a few days, she was gone. In the midst of their grief, the family set up the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation to provide mental-heal...
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Although more Californians than ever had health insurance in 2020, disparities in access to health care among the state ’s racial and ethnic groups was magnified during a year of unprecedented challenges and changes.Those are among the key findings of the latestCalifornia Health Interview Survey, which is conducted by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The survey included responses from 22,661 California households, including 21,949 adults, 1,365 adolescents and 3,548 children.“This is one of the most important data releases in the survey’s 20-year history because it sheds light on how impactful t...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the health of people all around the world including mental health as social isolation which has been one of the best infection mitigation efforts is strongly associated with anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide atte...
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Encephale. 2021 Sep 2:S0013-7006(21)00171-8. doi: 10.1016/j.encep.2021.08.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe use of psychotropics during the COVID-19 pandemic has raised two questions, in order of importance: first, what changes should be made to pharmacological treatments prescribed to mental health patients? Secondly, are there any positive side effects of these substances against SARS-CoV-2? Our aim was to analyze usage safety of psychotropics during COVID-19; therefore, herein, we have studied: (i) the risk of symptomatic complications of COVID-19 associated with the use of these drugs, notably central nervous syst...
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CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that for the first post-pandemic interval evaluated (i.e., March 2020 - February 2021), suicide rates in Canada decreased against a background of extraordinary public health measures intended to mitigate community spread of COVID-19. An externality of public health measures was a significant rise in national unemployment rates in population measures of distress. Our results suggest that government interventions that broadly aim to reduce measures of insecurity (i.e., economic, housing, health), and timely psychiatric services, should be prioritised as part of a national suicide reduction st...
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Encephale. 2021 Sep 2:S0013-7006(21)00171-8. doi: 10.1016/j.encep.2021.08.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe use of psychotropics during the COVID-19 pandemic has raised two questions, in order of importance: first, what changes should be made to pharmacological treatments prescribed to mental health patients? Secondly, are there any positive side effects of these substances against SARS-CoV-2? Our aim was to analyze usage safety of psychotropics during COVID-19; therefore, herein, we have studied: (i) the risk of symptomatic complications of COVID-19 associated with the use of these drugs, notably central nervous syst...
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