Tag: "suicide" at medical news
The right to live gives us a right to die
...ly, he argues. In most countries people attempting suicide
are not prosecuted if they fail an acknowledgement of an individual's freedom to end their lives. Capable patients refusing medical treatment or those who draw up living wills - advance directives for doctors should a patient become in...
Aboriginal Canadians at high risk for severe trauma
..., assault (RR 11.1, 95% CI 6.2-18.6) and traumatic suicide
(RR 3.1, 95% CI 1.4-6.1). The authors also report that the main cause of trauma resulting in severe injuries and death among Aboriginal Canadians was motor vehicle crashes. Also, Aboriginal Canadians had a 10-fold greater risk of injury secondary to...
Secret loves, hidden lives?
...'s accounts. Two men spoke about trying to commit suicide
and one woman had self harmed and thought about suicide. Lack of support: People wanted support to meet other gay, lesbian and bisexual people, go to pubs and clubs and groups and find boyfriends and girlfriends. However, the gay scene was felt by ...
Suicide in one partner substantially increases suicide risk in the other
... years were almost seven times as likely to commit suicide
as women with partners whose mental health was goo...urfold risk. But men who had lost their partner to suicide
were 46 times as likely to commit suicide
themselves. This was around three times the risk of women ...
Adolescent health ill-catered for in the NHS
...e. Mortality rates for adolescents from injury and suicide
have increased fivefold over the last century - rising from 11% of total deaths for 15-19 year olds in 1901-10, to 57% in 2003. Rates of obesity, sexually transmitted infections, smoking and teenage pregnancies among adolescents have also increased ...
Report reveals need to improve physical health of people with schizophrenia
...Europe. 10-13% of people with schizophrenia commit suicide
but most of the excess mortality in schizophrenia is from natural causes. Cardio-vascular risk factors in people with schizophrenia are a consequence of the illness itself, related behaviours, lifestyle and treatments. It is important that mental he...
Physician assisted suicide and why patients are motivated to seek death
...es in which patients considered physician-assisted suicide
(PAS) and presents data which until now has been v...treatment. "The motivations for physician-assisted suicide
identify issues for physicians to explore with patients who have chronic illness and life-shortening...
A hospital stay can make an older person more likely to commit suicide
... of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that suicide
in persons age 80 and older is more prevalent amon...ut two-thirds of the oldest subjects who committed suicide
had been hospitalized for an illness in the previous two years. This is the first study to examine t...
Black children more likely to die from traumatic injury than white children
...f a white child.) The researchers also found that suicide
rates begin to rise for both black and white child...rofessionals need to be aware of the potential for suicide
in pre-teen children." Part of the reason why black children may be more susceptible to serious inju...
Certain acne treatment does not increase symptoms of depression in adolescents
...eatment. However, an increasing number of cases of suicide
and depression in patients using isotretinoin has raised concern and brought about new labeling and patient-informed consent involving possible psychiatric side effects. Christina Y. Chia, M.D., from Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St....
Media invited to international conference on bipolar disorder June 16-18 in Pittsburgh
... bipolar disorder Treatment approaches that reduce suicide
in bipolar patients Societal costs and the functional and economic burden of bipolar disorder Ethical considerations for designing clinical trials that involve placebos A staffed press room will be available on site and media briefings will be held ...
Boys, too, suffer long-term consequences of childhood sexual abuse
...tal strife -- in both men and women. A history of suicide
attempt was more than twice as likely among both male and female victims as among nonvictims. Similarly, sexually abused adults of both genders faced a 40 percent greater risk of marrying an alcoholic. Until now, most research on the effects of child...
Researchers largely at fault for health risk studies that influence and confuse the public
... antidepressants being linked to increased risk of suicide
in children and adolescents exemplifies how research influences society and yet can paint a confusing picture. "In truth, these studies, which received much attention from the press, overestimated the risk and underestimated the benefit of prescribin...
New Seroquel data support benefits in bipolar disorder
...unately bipolar depression is associated with high suicide
rates, with 25% to 50% of people with the illness attempting suicide
" commented Professor Joseph Calabrese, Co-Director of the Bipolar Research Center at University Hos...
Little change in suicidal thoughts, plans or attempts in US
Despite a substantial increase in treatment for suicide
attempts, no significant decrease occurred in the ...olicy, as well as for evaluating efforts to reduce suicide
and suicide-related behaviors. Ronald C. Kessler, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School, Boston, and col...
New data show the efficacy of EQUETRO in patients with Bipolar I Disorder
...tricyclic compounds. Because the possibility of a suicide
attempt is inherent in bipolar disorder, close supervision of high-risk patients should accompany drug therapy. Notes to editors APA Poster # 309: Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 12:00 PM ET Georgia World Congress Center, Level 3, Rooms B302-B305Efficacy o...
International conference on bipolar disorder June 16-18 a forum for new research
...s to be the most effective solution for preventing suicide
in patients with bipolar and other types of manic-depressive disorders. With no gene for bipolar disorder yet discovered, researchers are, in the mean time, proposing a simple blood test to measure antibodies indicative of an abnormal thyroid...
Perceptions of weight important risk factor for suicidal behavior in adolescents
...e overweight are at increased risk for considering suicide
attempts. However, it is unclear whether one's actual weight or one's perception of body weight is ...
Prevalence and severity of mental illness in the United States
...h might be defined by criteria including a serious suicide
attempt or substantial work limitations as result ...oderate, which might defined by criteria including suicide
ideation or substance abuse without serious impairment of functioning; and mild. Based on data obtai...
Mental illness exacts heavy toll, beginning in youth
...ation in daily activities or work disability, or a suicide
attempt with serious lethal intent, or psychosis. The serious group reported a mean of 88.3 days -- nearly 3 months of the year -- when they were unable to carry out their normal daily activities. Unfortunately, say the researchers, individuals w...
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