Data on recommended care for young people aged 15-19 years after attempted suicide from nine European research centres during the period 1989-1992 were analysed in terms of gender, history of previous suicide attempt and methods used. Altogether 438 suicide attempts made by 353 boys and 1,102 suicide attempts made by 941 girls were included. Analyses of the total data from all centres showed that young people with a history of previous suicide attempt and those using violent methods had significantly higher chance of being recommended aftercare than first-time attempters or those choosing self-poisoning. There were no significant differences of being recommended care between genders. Logistic regression analyses of the material were performed and the results were similar. Both having previous attempted suicide (odds ratio 2.0, 95% CI 1.53-2.61) and using hard methods (odds ratio 1.71, 95% CI 1.49-1.96) were significantly associated with increased possibility of being recommended aftercare. When
Am J Psychiatry 2011 Oct;168(10):1050-6.. OBJECTIVE: Bipolar disorder is associated with high risk for suicidal acts. Observational studies suggest a protective effect of lithium against suicidal behavior. However, testing this effect in randomized clinical trials is logistically and ethically challenging. The authors tested the hypothesis that lithium offers bipolar patients with a history of suicide attempt greater protection against suicidal behavior compared to valproate. METHOD: Patients with bipolar disorder and past suicide attempts (N=98) were randomly assigned to treatment with lithium or valproate, plus adjunctive medications as indicated, in a double-blind 2.5-year trial. An intent-to-treat analysis was performed using the log-rank test for survival data. Two models were fitted: time to suicide attempt and time to suicide event (attempt or hospitalization or change in medication in response to suicide plans).RESULTS: There were 45 suicide events in 35 participants, including 18 ...
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The Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire (INQ) for assessing thwarted belongingness (TB) and perceived burdensomeness (PB) has not been validated with community adolescents. We translated and administered the INQ to 307 Slovenian adolescents twice over 2-3 months and found that the 15-item version (INQ-15) did not fit without modification. TB and PB scales correlated with concurrent and later suicide ideation and lifetime suicide attempt history. The latent PB factor was associated with concurrent and later ideation controlling for TB, age, gender, depressive symptoms, binge drinking, and peer victimization. Suicide ideation and binge drinking were independently related to attempt history. Assessing and intervening on PB and binge drinking may be promising approaches to suicide prevention with community adolescents.
Background. Impulsiveness, hostility and aggressiveness are traits associated with suicidal behavior, but also with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The presence of large numbers of BPD subjects in past attempter samples may distort the relative importance of each of these traits to predicting suicidal behavior, and lead to prospective, biological and genetic models that systematically misclassify certain subpopulations of suicidal individuals.. Method. Two hundred and seventy-five subjects with major depressive disorder (MDD), including 87 with co-morbid BPD (69 past suicide attempters, 18 non-attempters) and 188 without BPD (76 attempters, 112 non-attempters) completed standard impulsiveness, hostility and aggressiveness ratings. Differences between past suicide attempters and non-attempters were examined with the sample stratified by BPD status.. Results. As expected, BPD subjects scored significantly higher than non-BPD subjects on all three trait measures. Stratifying by BPD status, ...
Protective Factors Against Suicidal Acts in Major Depression:. persons with major depression. Prior attempted suicide. factors across domains are combined,. Other risk factors include prior suicide attempt(s), The estimates for major depression ranged from 1.5% in North Dakota to 5.3% in Mississippi and.. Sleep Disorder Depression Anxiety Sleep disturbance, particularly insomnia, has been shown to follow anxiety and precede depression in some people, but it is also a common symptom of both disorders. If youre looking for ways to impro. Difference Between Bipolar And Manic Depression Disorder In my experience recovering from a manic episode takes time. Its been four months since. Machine learning may be able to predict who will attempt suicide. way are needed to explain most things, including the cau.. What are major risk and protective factors for suicide?. risk factors for suicide-prior attempts, and treat depression in their patients, the suicide rate of.. Major depressive disorder is a ...
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, prisoners are at high risk of suicide. Reducing the number of suicides in jails and prisons is an international priority. Several risk factors for suicide attempts, such as historical, prison-related, psychosocial and clinical factors, have been found in prisoners. We assessed whether demographic, conviction-related and neuro-behavioral variables might be associated with current suicide risk and lifetime suicide attempts in two large central Italy prisons. METHODS: On a preliminary sample of 254 detainees within an ongoing project, we assessed whether demographic, conviction-related, psychiatric, cognitive variables and illness comorbidity might be associated with current suicide risk and lifetime suicide attempts in two large central Italy prisons ...
Background: Numerous reports have described increased rates of exposure to Toxoplasma gondii levels in individuals with a history of suicide attempts in comparison with well controls, or psychiatrically ill individuals, with no suicide attempt history. Such findings suggest that the behavioral effects this parasite exerts on rodent hosts extends to humans though few studies have searched for underlying mechanisms.Methods: The present study compared 96 patients with an active depressive disorder and a history of at least two suicide attempts to 126 depressed patients with no history of suicide attempts by IgG and IgM levels of Toxoplasma gondii and cytomegalovirus (CMV). The groups were also compared by IL_1b, TNF-alpha, CRP, IL_6, and IL_1ra titers.Results: Toxoplasma gondii IgM levels were higher, and seropositivity more likely, in the suicide attempt group. CMV IgG levels were also higher among suicide attempters. Several of these immunoglobulin measures were more robustly associated with the ...
Objective : The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence and comorbidity patterns of psychiatric disorders in subjects making medically serious suicide attempts and in comparison subjects. Method : The association between mental disorders and the risk of a suicide attempt was examined in 302 consecutive individuals who made serious...
PubMed journal article: Adolescent self-injurers: Comparing non-ideators, suicide ideators, and suicide attempters. Download Prime PubMed App to iPhone, iPad, or Android
Cycling legend Graeme Obree on suicide attempts: I think I was incredibly lucky. Former world cycling champ describes the situation he was in when he attempted to take his own life.
The study authors interviewed 153 people, ages 13-34, who were victims of nearly lethal suicide attempts and who had been treated at local emergency rooms in the Houston, Texas, area. A control group of 513 subjects was similarly interviewed. The conclusion? Not only did the study fail to demonstrate any sort of suicide contagion, but the authors note a statistically significant protective effect when a subject heard a news report of suicide within 30 days prior to the suicide attempt or had a friend or acquaintance make a suicide attempt. That is, the ER suicide-attempt group was actually less likely than the control group to be aware of a recent media report of a suicide, or to have experienced the suicidal behavior of an acquaintance! The suicide attempt of a parent or relative had no statistically significant effect on suicidal behavior, whereas the usual suicide contagion sources had a statistically significant protective effect - the opposite of what the suicide contagion model ...
ObjectiveRecent studies indicate that inflammation may play a role in the pathophysiology of suicidality. Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a chemokine that in addition to its function in the immune system also exert neuroprotective properties. The involvement of this chemokine in neuropsychiatric conditions is incompletely known. MethodWe measured plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) IL-8, as well as the genotype frequency of a single nucleotide polymorphism (-251A/T, rs4073) in the promoter region of the IL8 gene, in suicide attempters (n=206) and healthy controls (n=578). ResultsPlasma and CSF levels of IL-8 were significantly lower in suicide attempters with anxiety than in healthy controls. IL-8 in both plasma and CSF correlated negatively with symptoms of anxiety. Compared with the population-based cohort, the IL-8-251T allele was more prevalent among female suicide attempters. Furthermore, suicide attempters carrying this allele showed more severe anxiety. This correlative study warrants further ...
By comparing suicidal behavior between twins who differ in their pain but share genes, families, and many other social characteristics, the study aims to identify potential contributors to increased suicide risk among individuals with chronic pain.
Repeated suicide attempts are a common problem. However, few randomized controlled studies on the treatment of suicide attempters have been described. Although some of these studies showed beneficial effects on measures of well-being, none of them demonstrated lasting positive effects on repeated su …
Lifetime suicide rates in treated schizophrenia: 1875-1924 and 1994-1998 cohorts compared - Volume 188 Issue 3 - D. Healy, M. Harris, R. Tranter, P. Gutting, R. Austin, G. Jones-Edwards, A. P. Roberts
There was a higher prevalence of mental disorder and suicide attempts in women than in men. Women showed a stronger association of substance use disorder with suicide attempts than men. Men tended to show stronger associations between suicide attempts and anxiety disorders than women, despite the higher prevalences of substance use disorders in men and anxiety disorders in women ...
WITH NEARLY 36,000 PEOPLE TAKING THEIR OWN LIVES IN THE U.S. EACH YEAR, more than 4,600 of those victims are between the ages of 10 and 24, making suicide the third leading cause of death in this age group. And though youths treated at hospital emergency rooms for suicidal behavior remain at very high risk for future suicide attempts, many dont receive the follow-up care they need after discharge ...
Objective: Chronic latent infection by Toxoplasma gondii is common and most of the hosts have minimal symptoms or they are even asymptomatic. However, there are possible mechanisms by which T. gondii may affect human behavior and it may also cause humans to attempt suicide. This article aimed to investigate the potential pathophysiological relationship between suicide attempts and T. gondii infection in Korea. Methods: One hundred fifty-five psychiatric patients with a history of suicide attempt and 135 healthy control individuals were examined with enzyme-linked immunoassays and fluorescent antibody technique for T. gondii seropositivity and antibody titers. The group of suicide attempters was interviewed regarding the history of suicide attempt during lifetime and evaluated using 17-item Korean version of Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD), Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and Korean-Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS). Results: Immunoglobulin ...
Objective: This was to determine the prevalence of suicidal behaviours prior to and during the first year of treatment in a comprehensive early psychosis program (EPP) and to identify predictors of suicidal behaviour.. Method: In a cohort study of 238 subjects, patients were assessed at initial presentation to an EPP and 1 year later. Measures included a range of demographic variables, suicide attempts, depression, positive and negative symptoms, social functioning and substance misuse.. Results: Although 15.1% attempted suicide prior to program entry, only 2.9% made an attempt in the year after program entry and 0.4% completed suicide. No further attempts were seen in those with previous parasuicide. These rates are lower than other published rates for first-episode patients.. Conclusion: It is possible that specifically designed first-episode programs can reduce the suicidal behaviour in this high-risk population. The low prevalence of attempted suicide makes modeling predictors difficult. ...
People with severe headaches, whether migraines or not, may be more likely to attempt suicide, a new study suggests.The findings dont prove that headaches caused the suicide attempts, but a number of studies over the years have found that people... - Read more at AsiaOne
Analysis was by original assigned groups. There was an improvement in the mean scores for each symptom measure from baseline to 10-week and 22-week follow-up for participants in both intervention and control groups (see table 2). Suicidal ideation (SIQ) scores decreased to a greater extent in the intervention group compared with the control group from baseline to 10-week follow-up (intervention −37.3, SD 39.1 vs control −31.6, SD 42.8; 39 participants overall) and from baseline to 22-week follow-up (intervention −61.6, SD 41.6 vs control −47.1, SD 42.3; 30 participants in total). Although the mean decrease in suicidal ideation was larger in the intervention group compared with the control group, the differences were not statistically significant (p=0.593).. At the 10-week follow-up, none of the participants in the intervention group reported any suicide attempt since the baseline assessment. This is compared with three participants in the control group who reported a total of nine ...
Definition of Suicidal behaviour in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is Suicidal behaviour? Meaning of Suicidal behaviour as a legal term. What does Suicidal behaviour mean in law?
Suicide continues to be the third leading cause of death in youths aged 10 and older. Several new studies shed further light on suicidal behavior in children and adolescents.
80% of people who attempt suicide tell someone first. That means we failed 80% of people that attempt suicide. 80% is way too many. 80% is sobering. 80% proves its not attention seeking, but a desperate cry for help that could save lives. So what can we do? Once someone shares their suicidal thoughts they…
In this study, we explored the association of the T102C (rs6313) polymorphism of the 5-HTR2A gene with suicidal behavior. First, a case-control study was conducted. Subsequently, we performed a meta-analysis to assess the current evidence of association between rs6313 and suicidal behavior. In the first part, we found an association between rs6313 and suicidal behavioral in a Mexican sample. To our knowledge, this is the first study addressing the genetic association between the T102C allele and suicidal behavior in a Mexican population.. The genetic analysis revealed a slight preponderance of the T allele in the cases group. In 2000, Du et al. described an association between the 102C allele and ideation suicide [30]. Since 2000, growing interest on this issue prompted a variety of studies in Caucasian and Asian populations dealing with 5HTR2A and suicidal behavior. Although many studies have reported this association [21, 22, 33, 42], there are other reports that have not encountered an ...
I can relate to almost everything expressed in Isaacs posts, with the exception of the buck up mentality. Maybe he didnt explain his position thoroughly enough with examples of why he takes this position. Everyones experience with depression is different, and to suggest that meds are a mandatory treatment for those genuinlely suffering from a major depressive disorder (as some have suggested) is quite erroneous.. I am 35, and have suffered from major depression off and on since I was roughly 14/15. I have attempted to cope with the issue in a variety of ways. Ive been to psychologists, psychiatrists, and in and out of hospitals as a result of multiple suicide attempts. I have tried all kinds of meds, exercise, herbs, prayer, meditation, scripture study, service, etc. Some remedies work better than others. In my experience, meds have done more harm than good. The jury is still out as to the root causes of depression. Dont believe everything the doctors tell you because the current ...
Neurometabolic disorders: Potentially treatable abnormalities in patients with treatment-refractory depression and suicidal behaviorPan LA, Martin P, Zimmer T, Segreti AM, Kassiff S, McKain BW, Baca CA, Rengasamy M, Hyland K, Walano N, Steinfeld R, Hughes M, Dobrowolski SK, Pasquino M, Diler D, Perel J, Finegold DN, Peters DG, Naviaux RK, Brent DA and Vockley J.American Journal of Psychiatry, 2017, 174(1):42-50Treatment-refractory depression is a devastating condition with significant morbidity, mortality, and societal cost. At least 15% of cases of major depressive disorder remain refractory to treatment. Dr. Lisa Pan and her colleagues previously identified a young adult with treatment-refractory depression and multiple suicide attempts with an associated severe deficiency of CSF tetrahydrobiopterin, a critical cofactor for monoamine neurotransmitter synthesis. Treatment with sapropterin, a tetrahydrobiopterin analogue, led to dramatic and long-lasting remission of depression. This sentinel case led
A devoted mum who choked to death on tissues at a mental health facility had staff observations of her downgraded to minimal just days after a previous suicide attempt, an inquest has heard.
Self harm in adolescents is a major public health problem in many countries. It is associated with recurrent psychosocial problems1 2 and poor long term outcome,3 and it may mark an emerging personality disorder.4 Self harm tends to recur; the reported risk of repetition in adolescents ranges from 10% within six months to 42% during a 21-month follow-up, with a median recurrence of 5-15% each year.5 The risk of suicide after self harm in adolescence is around 0.1-0.5% over 10 years2 6 with retrospective studies reporting a repetition rate of 36% over 10-12 years7 and lifetime mortality rates of 4-11%.8 9 Self harm shows comorbidity with axis I psychiatric disorders in 43% to 70% of cases, with evidence that the number of comorbid conditions is associated with increased risk of a serious suicide attempt.10 Around two thirds of children and adolescents presenting with self harm score positively for depressive disorders11 12 13 14 15; suicidal adolescents with chronic and recurrent affective ...
Photo: HealthDay USNews.com Suicidal behavior is declining among U.S. teenagers who identify as LGBT, but the problem remains pervasive. Thats the conclusion of two new studies that tracked trends among U.S. teenagers over the past couple of decades. Over the years, more kids have been identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) -- and their likelihood of reporting suicidal thoughts and behavior has gone down. The bad news is they remain at much higher risk of suicide than their heterosexual peers, the researchers said. In one study, LGBT teenagers were over three times more likely than heterosexual teens to report a suicide attempt. The other study charted a similar pattern, with LGBT kids still reporting a high prevalence of suicidal thoughts in 2017 -- and roughly a quarter saying theyd attempted suicide in the past year. The studies, published online Feb. 10 in Pediatrics, could not dig into the reasons. But past research has suggested that bullying plays a role,
A new research study of thousands of people with bipolar disorder suggests genetic risk factors may play a prominent role in the decision to attempt suicide.
Gay rights activists complain that societys refusal to accept them as they are and to okay their sexual activities, is the only thing that stops them from being happy. But this is a foolish falsehood. Within the gay community, the murder rate is high, The murder rate is 15 times higher among homosexuals than heterosexuals. and even in gay enclaves like Provincetown, Massachusetts where there is no societal disapproval at all the rates for depression, suicide, Since homosexuals have greater numbers of partners and breakups, compared with heterosexuals, and since longterm gay male relationships are rarely monagamous, it is hardly surprising if suicide attempts are proportionally greater. drug abuse, etc. are much higher than normal ...
Pawlak, J.; Dmitrzak-Węglarz, M.; Skibińska, M.; Szczepankiewicz, A.; Leszczyńska-Rodziewicz, A.; Rajewska-Rager, A.; Zaremba, D.; Czerski, P.; Hauser, J., 2013: Suicide attempts and clinical risk factors in patients with bipolar and unipolar affective disorders
OSLO-Fifteen years after dismissing any association between the antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) and adult suicide attempts, Norwegian researchers say a re-analysis of the data has found an associati
(HealthDay)-Drug-related suicide attempts in the United States increased over a recent six-year period, with dramatic increases seen among young and middle-aged adults, health officials reported Thursday.
This report compares estimates of suicidality (i.e., serious thoughts of suicide, suicide plans, suicide attempts, and receipt of medical care for a suicide attempt) generated from the 2008-2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) with estimates of similar measures acquired from other national data sources: National Comorbidity Survey.... ...
Lou Pagnucco wrote: , the Milan group (I cannot remember the authors) that published , in Nature some months ago, seemed to show that mice genetically , modified to exhibit lower rates of apoptosis lived about 35% longer. Miglaccio et al, Nature 402(6759):309-313. True, but it is crucial to remember that the reduction of apoptosis was not indiscriminate: it was specifically a reduction in oxidative stress-induced apoptosis due to knockout of one isoform of a protein. However, I still agree strongly with you that more experiments are needed. , Could failed, transient, apoptotic episodes result in extensive , cell/tissue damage instead of cell death? ... Is it also possible , that these failed cellular suicide attempts are due to mitochodrial , oxidative bursts that manage to leave behind the biomarkers of cellular , ageing? i.e., Is it possible that normal mitochondrial respiration has , gotten a bum rap and unfairly indicted for the cellular damage seen , in senescent cells? (whereas these ...
Suicide attempts are cries for help, not attention. To get help, they prove theyre in pain. Republicans call people attention seekers if they are desperate for help.
Im surprised SRs the first to mention that it might be a suicidal act. It seems to me that thats exactly what that was. People that attempt suicide usually dont want to die. They need some attention, so theyll do something that seems like a suicide attempt, but actually doesnt kill them. So he takes a bunch of pills, but a dosage that wont kill him, and gets online and tells someone about it. He gets rushed to the hospital, and then starts to get the attention that he needs. Thats what Im thinkin. The most common ways for teenagers to kill themselves are razors for girls, and ODing for guys. So what he did, and the method in which he did it, leads me to believe that it was, in fact, a suicidal gesture ...
New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013, seeking to decriminalize suicide attempts and strengthen the mental healthcare system in the country.. The Bill provides for protection and promotion of rights of persons with mental illness, offering better delivery of healthcare in institutions and in the community.. The Indian government in 2007 ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which required the laws of the country to align with the convention. To that effect, the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013, was first introduced in the Rajya Sabha to repeal the existing Mental Health Act, 1987.. Mental Health Care Bill, 2013, seeks to decriminalize acts of suicide by linking them to the state of mental health of the person attempting the act. According to the bill, a person who attempts suicide shall be presumed to be suffering from mental illness at that time and will not be punished under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Section ...
INTRODUCTION: Child suicidal behavior is related to specific childhood variations, constituting risk factors, including predisposing factors, internal factors, and environmental factors. OBJECTIVE: To characterize suicidal behavior among children a......
Do you know the signs of suicidal behavior? As youll see in this part of the eMedTV site, antidepressants such as Effexor XR may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior in certain people. This Web page provides a list of symptoms to watch for.
Suicide and suicidal behaviors represent a leading cause of morbidity and mortality during adolescence. While several lines of evidence suggest that suicid
Evidence from brain and genetic studies suggests we should regard suicidal behaviour as a disease in its own right, a move that may help prevent suicides
A University of Iowa study found that when a friend of a friend attempts suicide, at-risk teens are more likely to seriously consider doing so. But at-risk teens are less likely to be suicidal if they hold summer jobs.. In fact, summer employment is more of a deterrent than holding a job during the school year, attending church, participating in sports or living in a two-parent home, according to the research by Rob Baller, associate professor of sociology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who co-authored the study with Kelly Richardson, a data analyst at the Iowa City VA Medical Center.. Summer employment is thought to be beneficial because it creates self-esteem while reducing isolation and substance abuse, and it does not conflict with school work in the way a job during the school year could, Baller said.. Risk factors for teen suicide include heavy alcohol consumption, physical fights, obesity, same-sex attraction and rape victimization. Among adolescents ...
We report the results of a high-density attempted suicide association study of the X chromosome, which genotyped 23,141 SNPs on 983 attempters and 1143 non-attempters and generated modest evidence for association for SH3KBP1 (P=1.07×10(-4)) and GRIA3 (P=4.01×10(-4)). These findings highlight the need for larger sample sets and meta-analytic approaches ...
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Adolescent Angst or True Intent? Suicidal Behavior, Risk, and Neurobiological Mechanisms in Depressed Children and Teenagers taking Antidepressants Abstract.
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