Surgery

Higher grit scores tied to wellness in surgery residents

(HealthDay)—For general surgery residents, higher grit scores are associated with lower likelihood of burnout, thoughts of attrition, and suicidal thoughts, according to a study published online June 30 in JAMA Surgery.

Medical research

How effective are suicide interventions?

With a significant array of papers and opinions circulating about what treatments might work best to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors, one University of Denver professor set out to complete a comprehensive analysis ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicide attempts spike soon after dementia diagnosis

A new study shows just how devastating a diagnosis of mental decline can be: Researchers found that rates of suicide rise sharply in the months after such news is delivered.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stroke survivors may have higher suicide risk

Stroke survivors may be more likely to attempt or die by suicide than people who have not had a stroke, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How you can help prevent teen suicide

In a 2018 survey, about 16% of Kentucky students said they had considered ending their own life. During the pandemic, healthcare providers have seen an increase in psychiatric disorders and suicidal thoughts and behaviors ...

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