Psychology & Psychiatry

CAMH study confirms genetic link to suicidal behavior

A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found evidence that a specific gene is linked to suicidal behaviour, adding to our knowledge of the many complex causes of suicide. This research may help doctors ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Elderly suicide risk after previous attempts varies by sex

In older age groups, repeated suicide attempts constitute an increased risk for completed suicide in depressed women, while severe attempts constitute an increased risk for depressed men. Researchers writing in the open access ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New study could help predict suicidal behaviour in older adults

(PhysOrg.com) -- Focussing too much on the present and not using past experience to make decisions could be linked to suicide in elderly depressed adults, researchers from Cambridge and Pittsburgh have found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Computer game aims to zap teen depression

Long viewed as a contributing factor in teenage isolation, computer games are now being used to treat adolescent depression in an innovative New Zealand programme.

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