Clinical features and psychiatric comorbidities in military veterans with schizophrenia with or without suicidality - Sher L, Kilmade ME, Feinberg A, Govindarajulu U, Byne W, Kahn RS, Hazlett EA.

Suicide is currently among the leading causes of death among individuals with schizophrenia. Reducing mortality from suicide remains a major clinical challenge in the care of veterans with schizophrenia. There is a need to increase our understanding of wha...
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J Forensic Sci. 2021 Jun 22. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.14788. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFifteen cases of Fetal Abduction by Maternal Evisceration (FAMAE) reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children during 1987-2011 outline the findings from a review of the forensic psychiatric considerations and legal course of each of the cases. Most offenders confessed to law enforcement within a short time of being placed under arrest in statements reflecting a continued effort to manage impressions and minimize culpability. Psychiatric assessment is invariably central to the legal disposition of FAMAE cases, as ...
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In the United States (US), suicide is a leading cause of death, and most of these suicides involve firearms, highlighting the importance of lethal means safety in suicide prevention.(1, 2) US Veterans experience a suicide rate 1.5 times higher than US civilian adults and are more likely to use firearms as the means of suicide.(3) Risk factors for suicide within this population include demographic factors such as sex, age, race, and level of education, as well as health factors such as smoking status, psychiatric conditions (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD], depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia...
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We examined the effects of psychotherapy on suicide attempts and health and economic outcomes using an inst...
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ConclusionsMany existing and proposed means restriction interventions have focused on firearms. Additional focus on access to potential agents of poisoning (e.g., the type and quantity of medication administered to patients) among individuals with psychiatric diagnoses may be warranted.
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This article contains discussion of suicide and self-harm In 2014, the Samaritans launched what seemed like an innovative new project: Radar. Designed to provide what the charity described as an “online safety net”, users could sign up to Radar to receive updates on the content of other people’s tweets, with emails sent out based on a list of key phrases meant to detect whether someone was feeling distressed. In principle, this meant people could keep an eye on friends who were vulnerable: if they missed a tweet where somebody said they felt suicidal or wanted to self-harm, for example, Radar would send ...
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BACKGROUND: We compared male and female American veterans with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder regarding clinical characteristics associated with lifetime suicidal ideation and behavior. Subsequent mortality, including death by suicide, was also assessed...
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