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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...
1. Data culled from the 2019 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) indicates increased adjusted incidence rates of all suicide risk behaviors with increasing recency of prescription opioid misuse (POM). 2. The established intersection between prescription opioid misuse and suicide rates provides a rational primary point of focus to mitigate...
1. Prevalence of suicidality increased significantly over a 12-year period among childbearing persons. 2. The prevalence of suicidality with comorbid depression or anxiety increased significantly over this same time period. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Suicide death is consistently a leading cause of mortality in the United States. Maternal mortality is also...
1. Coheritability was found between individual depressive symptoms and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. 2. There may be a causal association of CRP and depression with metabolic dysregulation. 3. Interleukin 6 signaling was associated with suicidality. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Inflammation, C-reactive protein (CRP), and interleukin 6 (IL-6) are implicated in...
1. Physicians who committed suicide tended to be older, report having issues with their jobs, and have ongoing physical health or legal issues. 2. Compared with other physicians, surgeons who committed suicide were older and more likely to be receiving care related to mental health. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. Firearm suicide risk is elevated among those living in states with high firearm ownership, those living in rural areas, those with a military background, and those of white, non-Hispanic backgrounds. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Suicide is an ongoing pandemic and a leading cause of death in the U.S. The most...
1. There has been an increase in anxiety, depression, and low mood in resident physicians associated with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Since the start of the pandemic, research has focused on understanding the disease and mental health amongst patients, but there are...
Epidemiology, Clinical Course, and Outcomes of Critically Ill Adults With COVID-19 In New York City: A Prospective Cohort Study 1. COVID-19-positive adults were commonly found to have at least one comorbid condition, including hypertension and diabetes. 2. In-hospital mortality was independently associated with older age, chronic cardiac and pulmonary diseases, and...
1. An analysis of emergency department (ED) visits across the United States between 2007 and 2017 showed a 60% overall increase in ED visits among children 5-17 years old with mental health diagnoses, including significant increases in these visits at nonchildren’s EDs and rural EDs. 2. Children’s ED visits for...