Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers find little association between suicide and hypoxia

Following an extensive analysis of published studies, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that while suicide rates are higher at higher altitudes, they are unlikely caused by hypoxia, ...


Researchers investigate genetics of suicide

Even today, suicide is a taboo topic often discussed in whispers and swept to the shadows of society, despite it being the leading cause of death among youth in Utah and the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

In studying suicide, he shines a light on a secret shame

When people think of public health, they do not often think of suicidology—the study of the causes and prevention of suicide. Historically, public health has been either associated with Hollywood-style images of government ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

One person commits suicide every 40 seconds, WHO reports

One person commits suicide every 40 seconds—more than all the yearly victims of wars and natural disaster—with the highest toll among the elderly, the United Nations said Thursday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Intervention needed for survivors of childhood burns

Adults who have been hospitalized for a burn as a child experience higher than usual rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, according to new research at the University of Adelaide.

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