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Dealing with the global tsunami of mental health problems during and post COVID-19
In a special session addressing global mental health before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic held at the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) Professor Vikram Patel H(arvard Medical School, USA) will present a new review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global mental health. (2020-09-25)
Self-harm content on Instagram: "self-harm or self-help?"
Instagram users who post self-harm content online are choosing ambiguous hashtags in an attempt to circumvent the social media platform's ban on harmful content, a researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington, has found. (2020-09-22)
CU researchers call for national ethics guidelines when student health surveys uncover suicide-risk
In a report published today in the highly influential American Journal of Bioethics, the researchers describe a student health survey team that discovered a Colorado school with extremely high rates of suicide risk, and a lack of ethical guidance on whether or how to intervene. (2020-09-18)
Gun laws in neighboring states affect state gun deaths, new evidence
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) shows that gun laws in neighboring states have an effect on gun death rates in adjoining states. (2020-09-14)
Electroconvulsive therapy shown to significantly reduce suicide risk in Bipolar patients
One of the largest ever studies of patients with untreatable bipolar disorder has shown that ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) was able to reduce suicide risk by 84% in high-risk patients, as well as giving effective treatment to around 72% of sufferers. (2020-09-12)
Factors associated with suicide risk after leaving military service
This observational study investigated demographic and military service characteristics associated with suicide risk among US veterans after the transition from active military service to civilian life. (2020-09-11)
Changes in premature deaths from drug poisonings, suicide, alcohol-induced causes in US
Researchers compared changes from 2000 to 2017 in premature deaths in the US due to drug poisonings, suicide and alcohol-induced causes by geographic areas and demographic characteristics. (2020-09-11)
Suicide on screen: Getting the message right can support better mental health outcomes
In a new paper, University of South Australia researchers have confirmed that portrayals of suicide in moving-image fiction and non-fiction media, such as television and web series, films, and documentaries, has the potential to increase suicidal ideation and behaviour. (2020-09-08)
Firearm ownership among LGBT adults
Nearly 16% of LGBT adults in California own a gun or live in a household with a gun (2020-09-08)
Financial strains significantly raise risk of suicide attempts
Financial strains such as high debt, low income and unemployment are associated with suicide attempts and should be considered key factors when assessing mental health interventions, a new study from Duke Health researchers shows. (2020-09-03)
Effective cancer immunotherapy further linked to regulating a cell 'suicide' gene
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a gene responsible for turning off a cell's natural ''suicide'' signals may also be the culprit in making breast cancer and melanoma cells resistant to therapies that use the immune system to fight cancer. (2020-09-01)
Handgun purchaser licensing laws are associated with lower firearm homicides, suicides
State handgun purchaser licensing laws--which go beyond federal background checks by requiring a prospective buyer to apply for a license or permit from state or local law enforcement--appear to be highly effective at reducing firearm homicide and suicide rates. (2020-08-20)
Racial discrimination linked to suicide
New research findings from the University of Houston indicate that racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one's own life, and certain mental health tools - like reframing an incident - can help. (2020-08-03)
Pandemic leads to higher depression, anxiety and fear, studies show
Using an internet survey distributed in the last week of March that sampled 10,368 adults from across the country, researchers found increased levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and psychological trauma among American adults. (2020-07-31)
Google searches during pandemic hint at future increase in suicide
Googling for financial issues, disaster help rose sharply early in the COVID-19 pandemic and may portend a future increase in suicides, found researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. (2020-07-31)
The enemy within: Safeguarding against the spread of intracellular bacteria
Melbourne researchers have revealed the multiple, intertwined cell death systems that prevent the spread of the 'intracellular' bacterium Salmonella, an important cause of typhoid fever which kills more than 100,000 people annually. (2020-07-30)
Major depressive episodes far more common than previously believed, new Yale study finds
The number of adults in the United States who suffer from major depressive episodes at some point in their life is far higher than previously believed, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds. (2020-07-30)
Study finds increase in number, severity of suicide-related calls to US Poison Control
Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital analyzed the 549,807 calls made to Poison Control Centers (PCCs) in the U.S. for suicide-related cases involving OTC analgesics from 2000 through 2018 and found that both the overall number and rate of these cases increased significantly by 57% and 34%, respectively, during this period. (2020-07-27)
Lithium in drinking water linked with lower suicide rates
Naturally occurring lithium in public drinking water may have an anti-suicidal effect - according to a new study from Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London. (2020-07-27)
Raising legal age for handgun sales to 21 linked to fewer adolescent suicides
Restricting the sale of handguns to those aged 21 or older is associated with a reduction in suicide rates among adolescents in the United States, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2020-07-22)
Rural firearm-suicides impacted by socioeconomic, environmental factors
In an attempt to address the escalating rate of self-inflicted firearm injury deaths in rural America, researchers are proposing interventions to reduce these suicides be community-based and include programs to reduce other diseases of despair, such as heart and liver diseases, diabetes and accidental opioid overdose. (2020-07-21)
Military personnel at risk of suicide store firearms unsafely
Military personnel who are at a greater risk of suicide are more likely to unsafely store firearms in unlocked cabinets where they can access them easily, according to a Rutgers researcher. (2020-07-13)
Suicide rate for people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders 170 times higher
The suicide rate for people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) is 170 times higher than the general population according a study just published in the journal Schizophrenia Research, a figure the authors call 'tragically high.' (2020-06-18)
'Remarkably high' rate of suicide among elderly patients after hip fracture
Older adults who suffer a hip fracture requiring surgery are at a higher risk of suicide, suggests a study in the June 17, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. (2020-06-17)
Hallucinations in people with seizures may point to suicide risk
A study from scientists at Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland shows that 8% of individuals with a history of seizures report hallucinations, including experiences of hearing or seeing things that are not based in reality. (2020-06-11)
An ion channel senses cell swelling and helps cells to choose a response
Liz Haswell's lab at WashU provides insight into how plants sense and respond (including suicide) to mechanical signals, such as cell swelling, rather than chemicals signals, such as nutrients or growth factors. (2020-06-11)
Study examines emotional regulation, family history as risk factors for suicidal behavior
In a recent study, researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined the intersection of two risk factors, parental history of suicidal behavior and emotion regulation, in children 6-9 years of age. (2020-06-11)
Study finds older physicians and those of asian ancestry are at highest risk of suicide
Health care professionals who die by suicide are more likely to be older and nearing the end of their careers, or be of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, or confronting physical, mental health or medical malpractice issues. (2020-06-10)
Psoriasis patients' mental health is more than skin-deep
A new study from Umeå University, Sweden, shows that other somatic diseases have even more impact on patients' mental health than their skin symptoms, highlighting the importance of holistic patient care. (2020-06-04)
Bullying is common factor in LGBTQ youth suicides, YSPH study finds
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that death records of LGBTQ youth who died by suicide were substantially more likely to mention bullying as a factor than their non-LGBTQ peers. (2020-05-27)
Bullying among LGBTQ youth who died by suicide
Postmortem records from the National Violent Death Reporting System were used to determine how common being bullied was among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth ages 10 to 19 who died by suicide compared with non-LGBTQ young people who died by suicide. (2020-05-26)
Bullying is common factor in LGBTQ youth suicides, Yale study finds
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that death records of LGBTQ youth who died by suicide were substantially more likely to mention bullying as a factor than their non-LGBTQ peers. (2020-05-26)
Most young people with increased suicide risk only display 'mild to moderate' mental distress -- study
Around 70% of young people who report self-harming or suicidal thoughts are within normal or non-clinical range of mental distress. (2020-05-20)
Risk of death following nonfatal intentional, unintentional opioid overdoses
Researchers looked at whether patients with nonfatal intentional opioid overdoses would be more likely to die by suicide than patients with unintentional overdoses with an analysis of deaths following nonfatal opioid overdoses of intentional, unintentional and undetermined intent in California from 2009 to 2011. (2020-05-20)
Factors associated with firearm suicide risk
Researchers compared the risk of suicide by firearm based on sociodemographic characteristics of US adults. (2020-05-18)
New measure of broad psychopathology can predict future care requirement
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that different measures of psychopathology can be combined into a single factor, 'p', which predicts the patient's prognosis and need of extra support. (2020-05-12)
#Thisisourlane: How physicians can take action to reduce gun violence
As strategies to curb gun violence at the federal level have stalled, leaders in primary care and health policy have identified the role doctors can play in national gun safety efforts and the prevention of firearm suicide. (2020-05-12)
Emergency drug overdose visits associated with increased risk for later suicide
A new study finds patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid overdose are 100 times more likely to die by drug overdose in the year after being discharged and 18 times more likely to die by suicide relative to the general population. (2020-05-07)
Association of attendance at religious services, risk of death from despair among health care workers
The association between self-reported attendance at religious services among health care workes and risk of death from despair (related to drugs, alcohol and suicide) was examined in this observational study. (2020-05-06)
Colorado emergency departments take new steps to prevent youth suicide
new study conducted in seven Front Range emergency departments demonstrated success in helping parents make their homes safer when a teen is distressed. (2020-05-05)
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