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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)
New players in the programmed cell death mechanism
Skoltech researchers have identified a set of proteins that are important in the process of apoptosis, or programmed cell death. (2020-04-30)
Mapping health risks for people with mental disorders
Researchers now have the ability to map the risks of general medical conditions such as heart and lung diseases, diabetes and cancer for people with mental disorders. (2020-04-29)
Study indicates artificial intelligence could help stem tide of school violence
By leveraging the basics of artificial intelligence technology now used to predict risk for suicide or other mental health issues, researchers developed an AI system that analyzes linguistic patterns to predict a youth's risk for committing acts of school violence. (2020-04-28)
Could suicide risk be predicted from a patient's records?
A study led by Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital demonstrates that a predictive computer model can identify patients at risk for attempting suicide from patterns in their electronic health records -- an average of two years ahead of time. (2020-04-24)
Examining suicidal acts in US
Researchers analyzed rates and lethality of 1.2 million suicides and nonfatal suicide attempts from 2006 to 2015 among people ages 10 to 74 using nationally representative data in the US. (2020-04-22)
A biological mechanism for depression
Researchers report that in depressed individuals there are increased amounts of an unmodified structural protein, called tubulin, in lipid rafts compared with non-depressed individuals. (2020-04-21)
How common is racial/ethnic discrimination in US surgical residency programs?
Surveys from nearly 7,000 resident surgeons were used to evaluate how common racial/ethnic discrimination is in US general surgery programs and how it's associated with burnout, thoughts of quitting and suicide. (2020-04-15)
Risk of suicide, homicide, unintentional firearm deaths at home
Personal protection is often cited as a reason for owning a firearm. (2020-04-13)
Suicide mortality and COVID-19
Reasons why U.S. suicide rates may rise in tandem with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are explained in this article that also describes opportunities to expand research and care. (2020-04-10)
Study suggests suicide attempt survivors have lower sensitivity to bodily signals
People who have survived a suicide attempt are less sensitive to bodily signals related to their heart and breath, and have a higher tolerance for pain, suggest new findings published today in eLife. (2020-04-07)
Study finds more mental heath visits decreases risk of suicide among youths
A multistate study of Medicaid enrollees led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that suicide risk was highest among youth with epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, substance use and bipolar disorder. (2020-03-23)
Media reports of celebrity suicide linked to increased suicide rates
Media reporting of suicide, especially celebrity suicides, is associated with increases in suicide in the general population, particularly by the same method as used by the celebrity, finds an analysis of the latest evidence published by The BMJ today. (2020-03-18)
Doctors urged to reconsider controversial acne drug
Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide, a study recommends. (2020-03-16)
The Lancet Public Health: Access to identification documents reflecting gender identity may improve trans mental health
Results from a survey of over 20,000 American trans adults suggest that having access to identification documents which reflect their identified gender helps to improve their mental health and may reduce suicidal thoughts, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health journal. (2020-03-16)
Transgender adults holding gender-affirming IDs have better mental health
Having gender-affirming documents, such as a passport, driver's license, or birth certificate, may improve mental health among transgender adults, according to findings published today in The Lancet Public Health from researchers at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health. (2020-03-16)
The Lancet Psychiatry: US study reports rate of suicidal ideation in children, and risk and protective factors
Around eight in every 100 children (8.4%; 673/7,994) aged 9-10 years in the USA report suicidal ideation (temporarily or regularly thinking about, considering, or planning suicide), according to a new nationally representative observational study of almost 8,000 children aged 9-10 years in the USA, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. (2020-03-12)
Why Edgar Allan Poe probably did not kill himself
A computational analysis of language used by the writer Edgar Allan Poe has revealed that his mysterious death was unlikely to have been suicide. (2020-02-24)
New in the Hastings Center Report: A call to confront mistrust in the US health care system
'For those who have faced exploitation and discrimination at the hands of physicians, the medical profession, and medical institutions, trust is a tall order and, in many cases, would be naïve,' writes Laura Specker Sullivan in 'Trust, Risk, and Race in American Medicine.' (2020-02-24)
Teens with a history of ADHD need stronger monitoring of health risks
Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) wanted to better understand how primary care doctors addressed risks with ADHD patients as they transitioned from childhood to young adulthood. (2020-02-11)
Rifles and shotguns used more often in youth and rural suicides
The researchers say their findings, published Feb. 3 in Injury Epidemiology, suggest that adopting safety measures for rifles or shotguns may prevent suicides, particularly among young people and rural-area residents. (2020-02-10)
More teens coming out as LGBQ, but suicide attempts still high: BU study
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds that the proportion of high school students identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning (LGBQ) doubled from 2009 to 2017, while the LGBQ teen rate of attempted suicide went from five times the rate for their straight peers to nearly four times the rate. (2020-02-10)
Family dynamics may influence suicidal thoughts in children
Research from Washington University in St. Louis shows a nontrivial rate of children as young as 9- and 10- years old are thinking about suicide. (2020-02-07)
Are neurological disorders associated with increased risk of suicide?
Nearly 40 years of registry data for 7.3 million people living in Denmark were used to examine whether people diagnosed with neurological disorders, including dementia, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis, die by suicide more often than others. (2020-02-04)
Neurological disorders are linked to elevated suicide rates
A newly published study in JAMA shows that people with neurological disorders have a 75% higher suicide rate than people with no neurological disorders. (2020-02-04)
National study confirms nurses at higher risk of suicide than general population
In the first national study of its size, researchers at UC San Diego have found that nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. (2020-02-03)
Poverty associated with suicide risk in children and adolescents
Between 2007 to 2016, nearly 21,000 children ages 5-19 years old died by suicide. (2020-01-29)
Study shows promising new web approach to prevent firearm suicide
Clinicians and researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus created Lock to Live, a web resource to help suicidal adults - and family, friends or providers -- make decisions about reducing access to firearms, medications, and other potential suicide methods. (2020-01-29)
More youth suicide found in poor communities across US
A study led by Jennifer Hoffmann, M.D., from Ann & Robert H. (2020-01-27)
Study examines poverty, suicide associations among US youth
Associations between county-level concentrations of poverty in the United States and suicide rates among children and adolescents (ages 5 to 19) were explored in this observational study. (2020-01-27)
No clear evidence of increase in adolescent suicide after '13 Reasons Why'
Contrary to the findings of a 2019 study that associated the release of the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' with an increase in monthly suicide rates among adolescent boys, a reanalysis of the data by the Annenberg Public Policy Center finds no evidence of contagion. (2020-01-16)
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