Psychology & Psychiatry

Study identifies factors associated with farmer suicide

Georgia farmers are champions at tackling challenges they can see—bad weather, insects and livestock disease, to name a few. Their higher-than-average suicide rate, however, indicates they may need some support in addressing ...

Genetics

Study explores genetic risk for suicide attempt

Using data from the UK Biobank and Vanderbilt's BioVU, a new study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry finds that approximately 4 percent of suicide attempt risk is captured by genotype data.

Genetics

Risk of suicide—as well as depression—found in the genome

Yale researchers have discovered several genetic variants that signal the risk of serious suicide attempts and noted some variants have also been linked to major depressive disorder, they report Jan. 17 in the journal Translational ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Child abuse linked to risk of suicide in later life

Children who experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse or neglect are at least two to three times more likely to attempt suicide in later life, according to the largest research review carried out of the topic.

Cancer

Suicide risk increases significantly following a cancer diagnosis

New research indicates that the risk of suicide increases significantly in the first year following a diagnosis of cancer, and this increase varies by the type of cancer diagnosed. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

PTSD drug may do more harm than good

(HealthDay)—A drug used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may actually be harmful, a new study suggests.

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