Psychology & Psychiatry

Youth online risk factors tied to suicide-related behaviors

(HealthDay)—Discrete types of risk factors are identifiable from online data that are associated with subsequent youth suicide-related behavior, according to a study published online Sept. 20 in JAMA Network Open.

Medications

Isotretinoin does not up suicide risk in acne patients

(HealthDay)—Acne patients prescribed isotretinoin are less likely to engage in suicidal behavior than the general U.S. population, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study examines teens' thoughts and plans around suicide

A study of close to 7,500 high school students across the country who reported experiencing different suicidal behaviors finds that more than one-third of them have attempted suicide.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Not (just) a shock: ECT reduces suicides in depressed elders

Electroconvulsive therapy reduces deaths by suicide among older adults with depression in the months immediately following hospitalization, researchers report in the 10 September issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Community the key to helping people at risk of suicide

A community-led suicide prevention trial in country South Australia has helped reduce the stigma around depression, increased community awareness, and provided helpful guidance to community members when responding to people ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Alarming upward trend in Black youth suicide from 2003 to 2017

In the United States, the rates of suicide and suicidal behavior among youth, children and adolescents 5-17 years of age, have been steadily increasing over the last decade, and Black youth, 5-12 years, are approximately ...

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