Suicide and Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents Admitted to PICUs in the United States

CONCLUSIONS: PICU admissions due to self-harm increased for all age groups during the study period. Females accounted for most of these admissions, whereas males accrued most of the in-hospital deaths. Intentional drug ingestion was the most common mode of self-harm and was rarely fatal, whereas asphyxia and firearms were the mechanisms associated with the highest mortality.
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Online Brief Reports Source Type: research

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ConclusionFrequent alcohol consumption is associated with increased risk of self-harm and suicidality for young women and men. Associations between illicit substance use and self-harm and suicidality appear stronger in women compared to men.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of gastric decontamination by paraffin oil in cases with acute ALP poisoning. This study was a randomized, controlled, parallel-group, single-blind, phase II clinical trial conducted over a period of 6 months. Sixty-two patients with acute ALP poisoning were randomly allocated into two equivalent groups. In both groups, the standard ALP treatment was given. Gastric decontamination in the control group was performed by saline and sodium bicarbonate 8.4%, while in the intervention group, it was done by paraffin oil and sodium bicarbonate 8.4%. All patients were subjec...
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Access to GAH during adolescence, adulthood linked to lower odds of past - year suicidal ideation versus desiring but not accessing GAH
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ConclusionAlthough a temporal increase in the risk relationships of interest was not found, until additional research in this area is conducted, heavy alcohol use/AUDs cannot be ruled out as being a driving force behind the increasing rate of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in the US.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Am Fam Physician. 2022 Jan 1;105(1):82-83.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35029949
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Anesth Analg. 2022 Feb 1;134(2):440. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005808.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35030126 | DOI:10.1213/ANE.0000000000005808
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Behav Ther. 2022 Jan;53(1):92-104. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2021.06.004. Epub 2021 Jul 1.ABSTRACTIllicit drug use and cognitive distortions confer significant risks to youth suicidal thoughts and behaviors. However, there has been limited evidence regarding the efficacy of suicide prevention interventions with homeless youth, especially studies testing whether such interventions can reduce the risk for suicidal ideation associated with illicit drug use. Suicidal homeless youth (N = 150) between the ages of 18 to 24 years were recruited from a drop-in center. Youth were randomly assigned to Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Preventi...
Source: Behavior Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
Anesth Analg. 2022 Feb 1;134(2):440. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005808.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35030126 | DOI:10.1213/ANE.0000000000005808
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Behav Ther. 2022 Jan;53(1):92-104. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2021.06.004. Epub 2021 Jul 1.ABSTRACTIllicit drug use and cognitive distortions confer significant risks to youth suicidal thoughts and behaviors. However, there has been limited evidence regarding the efficacy of suicide prevention interventions with homeless youth, especially studies testing whether such interventions can reduce the risk for suicidal ideation associated with illicit drug use. Suicidal homeless youth (N = 150) between the ages of 18 to 24 years were recruited from a drop-in center. Youth were randomly assigned to Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Preventi...
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Youth experiencing homelessness experience violence victimization, substance use, suicide risk, and sexual risk disproportionately, compared with their stably housed peers. Yet few large-scale assessments of these differences among high school students exi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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