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Examining risk of suicide and use of ACE inhibitors, ARBs
Associations between risk of suicide and medications widely used in the management of high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, heart failure and diabetes (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers) were examined in this observational study. (2019-10-16)
Investigating the full spectrum of suicide
A recent study published in Injury Prevention described a method for categorizing self-injury mortality (SIM) to help us better examine national trends for today's epidemics of suicide and drug-related deaths. (2019-10-15)
Study: Self-reported suicide attempts rising in black teens as other groups decline
New study in the journal Pediatrics uncovered rise in self-reported suicide attempts in black teenagers, as well as an accelerating rate in black female teenagers. (2019-10-14)
Brain scans may provide clues to suicide risk
Researchers have identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders. (2019-10-10)
Suicide in low- and middle-income countries
Future treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) should involve a wider range of approaches beyond just the treatment of psychiatric illness, according to a new University of Bristol study published on World Mental Health Day today in PLOS Medicine. (2019-10-10)
Children bullied by friends and siblings are more likely to think about suicide in their early 20s
Depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation are more prominent in adults in their early twenties if they were bullied at home and at school, a study by researchers at the University of Warwick have found. (2019-10-09)
WVU-led study reveals uptick in suicide and fatal drug overdoses among blacks, Hispanics, women
New research from Ian Rockett, professor emeritus of the WVU School of Public Health, shows that suicides among blacks, Hispanics and women are underreported. (2019-10-08)
Low intelligence linked to suicide risk later in life
People with low scores on intelligence tests in adolescence run a higher risk of suicide and suicide attempt later in life. (2019-10-08)
OTC medications commonly used in cases of attempted suicide by self-poisoning in youth
A new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among youth and adolescents are higher in rural communities, higher during the academic school year and involve common medications found in many households. (2019-10-07)
Study: More behavioral health care linked to small drop in gun-related suicides
An increase in behavioral health providers is associated with a slight decrease in gun-related suicides, but the difference is small and points to a need to tackle gun violence in other ways, according to the authors of a new study. (2019-10-07)
US firearm death rate rose sharply in recent years across most states & demographic groups
The rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased sharply starting in 2015, a new study shows. (2019-10-07)
Long-term mental health benefits of gender-affirming surgery for transgender individuals
For transgender individuals, gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits, according to new research published online today in The American Journal of Psychiatry. (2019-10-04)
Sleeping pills reduce suicidal thoughts in patients with severe insomnia
Insomnia is a driver of suicide, and particularly people with severe insomnia may safely benefit from taking a sedative to help address their sleep problems as it reduces their suicidal thoughts, investigators report. (2019-09-30)
Ketoacidosis and high-blood sugar comas in patients with type 1 diabetes linked to increased risk of suicide attempt
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-19)
Suicide risk factors vary by ethnic group
A University of Houston professor of psychology is reporting that suicide risk factors vary by ethnic group. (2019-09-17)
Accounting for influencing factors when estimating suicide rates among US youth
Using unadjusted suicide rates to describe trends may be skewed because they are affected by differences in age and year of birth. (2019-09-13)
Gender identity conversion efforts associated with adverse mental health outcomes
Gender identity conversion efforts to try to change a person's gender identity to match their sex assigned at birth were associated with increased likelihood of adverse mental health outcomes, including suicide attempts, in this study of nearly 28,000 transgender adults from across the United States. (2019-09-11)
WVU researcher finds link between deprivation and rural suicide rates
WVU researcher John Campo is examining ways to improve suicide prevention. (2019-09-09)
Strong student-adult relationships lower suicide attempts in high schools
Study of social networks in 38 high schools shows evidence that clearly identified, competent adult mentors that are connected to many students can help prevent suicide attempts. (2019-09-09)
Suicide rates climbing, especially in rural America
Suicide is becoming more common in America, an increase most pronounced in rural areas, new research has found. (2019-09-06)
Study examines suicide at county level in US
This study examined patterns of suicide in the United States at the county level during an 18-year period and looked at associated geographic and community-level factors. (2019-09-06)
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2019
ORNL story tips: ORNL's project for VA bridges computing prowess, VA health data to speed up suicide risk screenings for US veterans; ORNL reveals ionic liquid additive lubricates better than additives in commercial gear oil; researchers use neutron scattering to probe colorful new material that could improve sensors, vivid displays; unique 3D printing approach adds more strength, toughness in certain materials. (2019-09-04)
Suicide and self-harm risk nearly triple in people with restless leg syndrome
Restless legs syndrome was associated with a nearly tripled risk of suicide and self-harm in a new study led by Penn State researchers. (2019-08-23)
Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security
Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants. (2019-08-22)
Is childhood-onset of IBD associated with risk of psychiatric disorders, suicide attempt?
Data from Swedish national registers were used to examine the risk of psychiatric disorders and suicide attempt in individuals diagnosed as children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared with people in the general population and with siblings of patients with IBD. (2019-08-19)
Increased risk of psychiatric disorders in children with IBD
Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) run a greater risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in JAMA Pediatrics. (2019-08-19)
University of Utah studies safe gun storage practices in military homes
Active-duty US military personnel who have had thoughts of suicide or self-harm are less likely to keep a firearm at home, but also less likely to store a firearm safely. (2019-08-16)
Transgender college students four times as likely to experience mental health problems
In the largest mental health survey of gender minority college students, BU researchers Sarah Lipson and Julia Raifman find that transgender, gender-nonconforming, genderqueer, and nonbinary college students face enormous mental health disparities. (2019-08-16)
Trauma begets trauma: Bullying associated with increased suicide attempts among 12-to-15-year-olds
A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that bullying victimization may increase the risk of suicide attempts among young adolescents by approximately 3-times worldwide. (2019-08-15)
Scientists at DGIST discovered how chronic stress causes brain damage
Chronic stress induces autophagic death of adult hippocampal neural stem cells (NSCs). (2019-08-09)
When working with animals can hurt your mental health
While it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for depression, anxiety and even suicide, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. (2019-08-09)
Study shows gun shops can aid in preventing suicides
Firearm retailers throughout Washington are willing to learn about suicide prevention but are reluctant to talk to customers about mental health issues, according to a new study by Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington. (2019-08-08)
Study in Taiwan examines association of ADHD, causes of death
A nationwide population-based study in Taiwan suggests attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be associated with a higher risk of death from injury causes, including suicide, unintentional injury and homicide. (2019-08-07)
Veterans with traumatic brain injuries have higher suicide risk
Military veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more than twice as likely to die by suicide compared with veterans without such a diagnosis, according to a newly published study by researchers led by faculty from the CU School of Medicine. (2019-08-01)
How little we know: Experts document the lack of research on youth firearm injury
A national team has just published the largest-ever examination of the state of research on all aspects of youth firearm injury - whether intentional, unintentional or self-inflicted. (2019-08-01)
Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens
It's possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the hair of teens. (2019-07-24)
Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason depression treatment doesn't work
When someone is depressed and having suicidal thoughts or their depression treatment just isn't working, their caregivers might want to check to see if they have obstructive sleep apnea, investigators say. (2019-07-23)
Suicidal thoughts can be reduced among Indigenous people; this new study finds the factors
New nationally representative Canadian study from the University of Toronto and Algoma University finds that 3-quarters of formerly suicidal Indigenous adults who are living off-reserve had been free from suicidal thoughts in the past year. (2019-07-23)
BU finds workplace injuries contribute to rise in suicide, overdose deaths
A new study finds that workplace injury significantly raises a person's risk of suicide or overdose death, contributing to a trend that has lowered US life expectancy in recent years. (2019-07-22)
Between 16 and 18% of preadolescents have ideas of suicide
Thinking of taking one's own life (ideation), planning it, threatening to do it or even attempting to do it is regarded as suicidal behaviour. (2019-07-11)
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