Tag: suicide risk

1. Patients with prior episodes of critical illness requiring ICU admission were found to have an elevated risk of suicide and self-harm. 2. Suicide and self-harm were further correlated to the prevalence pre-existing psychiatric conditions as well as the receipt of life support. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Due to...
It is estimated that by the year 2050, 1 in 5 individuals will be 65 years or older. In addition to the growing number of seniors in North America, the rate of suicide has also risen considerably, particularly in this patient population. As such, there is a need to...
1. Higher self-reported school and family connectedness in adolescence was associated with lower emotional distress and lower odds of risk behaviors and experiences in adulthood. 2. Adult risk for suicidal ideation, sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosis, prescription drug misuse, and intimate partner physical violence were all lower among individuals with...
1. In this cross-sectional study, the use of medications with depression as an adverse effect was associated with a higher prevalence of depression while a similar association was not observed for medications without depression as a possible side effect. 2. More US adults are taking medications with depression or suicide...
1. Almost one in five adolescents report unmet healthcare needs for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is perceived low importance or non-financial access problems. 2. Unmet healthcare need in adolescence was associated with an increased odds of fair/poor general health, functional impairment, depressive symptoms, and suicidal...
1. From a cohort study, male heath professionals who were classified in the highest categories of social integration had the lowest relative hazard of suicide. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of death in men and rates continue to increase. Despite...
Image: PD 1. Childhood sexual abuse is associated with an increased risk of suicide attempts. 2. The magnitude of the association between suicide attempt and childhood sexual abuse is heterogenous, and the temporality of the association is difficult to establish.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)     Study Rundown: Self-inflicted harm is common...
Image: PD 1. When compared to fluoxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and the current FDA-recommended antidepressant for children with major depressive disorder, no significant difference in risk of medically treated suicide attempts was observed between those treated with other SSRI antidepressants and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). 2. A significant,...