Tag: suicide

1. In a retrospective review of over 235 000 adults, the diagnosis of a concussion was associated with a significantly increased long-term risk of suicide compared to the general population. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)        Study Rundown: Concussions, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) affect over 1.74 million people in the...
1. Despite existing to reassess and potentially allow euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide to patients who were previously rejected by their physician, only 25% of requests to the End-of-Life-Clinic were granted. 2. Conditions more likely to be associated with a granted request were cognitive decline and somatic conditions. Requests from those...
1. More than 5% of youth who had experienced maltreatment (physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or neglect) reported a previous suicide attempt. 2. Suicide attempts in maltreated youth were most significantly associated with prior physical abuse, emotional abuse, and emotional neglect. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Suicide is the third...
1. Emergency department visits for self-inflicted injury among adolescents during 2009-2012 were examined using a national trauma database. The number of emergency department visits for self-inflicted injury significantly increased over this time period. 2. There was a significant decrease in the proportion of adolescents who sustained a firearm-related self-inflicted injury,...
1. Suicides associated with unemployment contributed to roughly a 9-fold higher number of suicides in 2009 following the 2008 global economic crisis than in the pre-crisis years. 2. Higher effects of unemployment on suicide rate were noted in regions in which unemployment was lower at baseline than in those...
1. A 30-year review of fatal suicides in Greece revealed that the number of completed suicides per month increased significantly after austerity measures were passed in 2011. 2. Other events that also correlated in time to statistically significant increases in the suicide rate included the start of the Greek...
1. The number of foreign patients seeking assisted suicide in Switzerland has increased dramatically over the past 5 years.  2. Neurological and rheumatic diseases, potentially non-terminal, have increasingly been cited as reasons for seeking assisted suicide.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Switzerland’s assisted suicide (AS) laws have remained vague since...
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...
1. Treatment with efavirenz in HIV patients was associated with an increased risk of suicidality.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)                 Study Rundown: Efavirenz is a common non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRT-I) used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  The drug has been...
1. Suicidal ideation in Asperger’s syndrome was found to be more than nine times higher than in the general population.  2. Two-thirds (66%) of adults with Asperger’s syndrome had contemplated suicide and one-third (35%) had planned or attempted suicide during their lifetime.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Asperger’s syndrome is...