Psychology & Psychiatry

Research shows suicides spiking among American children

Suicides among children 12 and younger in the United States are rising at alarming rates, according to new research from New Mexico State University and the University of Toledo.

Psychology & Psychiatry

USPSTF recommends anxiety, depression screening for children

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents aged 12 to 18 years, and recommends anxiety screening for children aged 8 to 18 years. The two draft ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mobile apps for suicide prevention: What's the evidence?

Mobile applications could provide "an uninterrupted tool for crisis response" for people experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, although more research is needed to establish their effectiveness, concludes a review ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Prevalence of suicidal thoughts, planning, attempts described

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of suicidal thoughts, planning, and attempts is described in a report published in the Jan. 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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