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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)
Teens who can describe negative emotions can stave off depression
Teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are better protected against depression than their peers who can't. (2019-06-28)
Suicide, accidents, and hepatitis: The leading causes of death for Veterans in their first year of PTSD treatment
According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, United States Veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk of death compared with the general population. (2019-06-24)
Suicide rates are rising significantly among African American teens
A large-scale study from The University of Toledo of young African Americans found a 182 percent increase in suicide deaths among females and a 60 percent increase among males. (2019-06-24)
Exposure to others' suffering even worse than being shot at
War veterans who were not personally in life-threatening danger have more psychological problems than those who were injured by gunfire, according to a study that surveyed Norwegian veterans after their return from Afghanistan. (2019-06-21)
People with multiple physical conditions have faster brain decline, higher suicide risk
Researchers have developed a way to measure the impact of living with multiple chronic illnesses - a situation called multimorbidity. (2019-06-19)
Suicide rates among US adolescents, young adults continue to increase
A detailed analysis of recent national data on suicide rates among young people ages 15 to 24 reports 6,241 suicides in 2017, and suicide rates at ages 15 to 19 and 20 to 24 that have increased to their highest point since 2000. (2019-06-18)
Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone
A new University of Michigan study challenges a popularized view about what's causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and less-educated Americans -- finding shortcomings in the widespread narrative that the United States is facing an epidemic of 'despair.' (2019-06-13)
Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms
Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State University and the University of California, Merced. (2019-06-12)
Survey: Majority of current gun owners support the sale of personalized guns
A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that almost four out of five current gun owners support the sale of both traditional and personalized guns through licensed dealers. (2019-06-10)
Firearms and risk of suicide by US army soldiers
Examining to what extent firearm ownership and accessibility may be associated with suicide risk among US Army soldiers was the aim of this psychological autopsy study. (2019-06-07)
Individuals who attempt suicide carry an increased genetic liability for depression, regardless of their psychiatric disorder
Study provides new information on the genetic basis of suicide attempt. (2019-06-05)
Study examines youth suicides after '13 Reasons Why'
The popular Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' was controversial for its portrayal of the suicide of a 17-year-old girl. (2019-05-29)
Self-harm images on Instagram associated with subsequent self-harm in viewers
Instagram and self-harm: An analysis of a two-wave survey of 729 young adults in the U.S. finds that those who reported seeing self-harm images on Instagram were much more likely than those who didn't to report their own self-harm at a second interview. (2019-05-28)
Discovery of hippocampal mossy cell involvement to maximize antidepressant effects
Professor Yong-Seok Oh's team at the DGIST Department of Brain-Cognitive Science clarified the expression of antidepressant efficacy by modulating hippocampal mossy cells. (2019-05-24)
Social networks and suicide prevention
Depression and mental health problems are increasing - and suicide and drug overdose rates are rising dramatically in the USA. (2019-05-22)
Risk of suicide attempt by children doubles if parent uses opioids
In a tale of two epidemics, researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh found that children of parents who use opioids have an increased risk of attempting suicide. (2019-05-22)
Parental use of prescription opioids associated with risk of suicide attempt by children
Opioid use by parents was associated with increased risk of suicide attempt by their children in a study that linked medical claims for opioid prescriptions for parents with medical claims for suicide attempts by their children. (2019-05-22)
As more veterans die of opioid overdoses, study shows need to focus beyond prescriptions
A dramatic rise in opioid overdose deaths among American veterans in recent years has happened mainly among veterans dying from heroin and synthetic opioids, a new study shows. (2019-05-22)
How molecular escorts help prevent cancer
The anti-tumor protein p53 can decide on the life or death of a cell: If it detects damage in the cell's genome, the protein pushes the cell to suicide. (2019-05-21)
Female firefighters more likely to suffer PTSD, contemplate suicide
Female firefighters are fighting for their mental health as they perform their grueling duties. (2019-05-21)
Study finds narrowing gender gap in youth suicides
New research from Nationwide Children's Hospital finds a disproportionate increase in youth suicide rates for females relative to males, particularly in younger youth aged 10-14 years. (2019-05-17)
Stoic, resourceful -- and at risk for suicide
A new study led by a University of Georgia researcher, in collaboration with epidemiologists from the Georgia Department of Public Health, has identified some common factors associated with farmer suicide that may help health providers develop strategies to reduce suicide risk. (2019-05-15)
New Ohio University study profiles the changing face of suicide within the state
According to a new study released by The Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health (The Alliance), suicide's identity is increasingly comprised of individuals both young and old, with suicide rates rising more than 36 percent for those ages 20 to 29 and approximately 57 percent for those aged 60 or older in the last 10 years. (2019-05-13)
Could locking all household guns reduce youth suicides, unintentional firearm deaths?
An increase in the number of firearm owners who live with children who lock up all their household guns could be associated with a reduction in youth firearm deaths by suicide and unintentional injury. (2019-05-13)
Inflammatory bowel disease during childhood linked to higher cancer rates and early death
A new Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics study revealed an increased risk of cancer and early death in individuals who developed inflammatory bowel disease-including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) -- during childhood. (2019-05-09)
Scientists find link between digital media use and depression in Chinese adolescents
Adolescents in China who either spend more time on screen activities, such as watching TV or surfing the Web, or less time on non-screen activities, including physical activity, are at risk and significantly more likely to experience depression, according to a new study in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier. (2019-05-09)
For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression
Teens who experience cyberbullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, which in turn raises levels of depression, found a University at Buffalo study. (2019-05-09)
Negative economic messaging impacting on suicide rates, says new research
Relentless negative reporting on economic downturns is impacting on people's emotions and contributing to the suicide rate, according to new research. (2019-05-08)
Teen girls more vulnerable to bullying than boys
Girls are more often bullied than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to research led by a Rutgers University-Camden nursing scholar. (2019-05-07)
High rates of Indigenous people in jail is a health crisis
The overincarceration of Indigenous people in Canada is a health crisis, causing more years of life to be lost than premature death from heart disease, injuries and cancer, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-05-06)
Five things to know about physician suicide
Physician suicide is an urgent problem with rates higher than suicide rates in the general public, with potential for extensive impact on health care systems. (2019-05-06)
Suicidal thoughts? Therapy-oriented website can help
Mental health researchers behind the website nowmattersnow.org have demonstrated that the site could be beneficial in decreasing suicidal thoughts. (2019-05-02)
Risk of deaths among incarcerated youth by suicide on the rise
A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, shows there is little disagreement that youth in custody are at an increased risk for suicidal behavior. (2019-05-02)
Severe tinnitus associated with suicide attempts in women
Previously, severe ringing in the ears (tinnitus) has been associated with depression and anxiety, and a 2016 study reported an association with increased risk of suicide attempts. (2019-05-02)
Suicide attempts by self-poisoning have more than doubled in teens, young adults
A new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among adolescents have more than doubled in the last decade in the US, and more than tripled for girls and young women. (2019-05-01)
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