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Gun use escalates higher rural suicide rates

August 17, 2017

Analysis of suicide rates in Maryland indicated male firearm use increased suicide rates in rural areas.

“The reason that rural suicide rates are higher is because people in these areas are killing themselves with guns,” Paul S. Nestadt, MD, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said in a press release. “The media focuses on homicides committed with guns, but only one in three deaths by firearm are homicides. The other two are suicides. Most of the other leading causes of death are going down. Suicides are going up — and firearms are a big reason why.”

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Sexual assault increases risk for poor mental health, suicide

August 16, 2017
Sexual assault was associated with increased risk for poorer mental health, particularly for PTSD and suicidality. “We compared people who had been sexually…
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ADHD medication does not increase suicide risk

July 31, 2017
Recent findings did not indicate a causal association between methylphenidate treatment and suicide attempts. “In 2009, the European Medicines Agency conducted a…
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‘13 Reasons Why’ increases suicide awareness, suicidal ideation

July 31, 2017
The popular Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” raised awareness of teenage suicide but also elevated suicidal ideation, according to research published in JAMA
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Impulsivity, Aggression, and Suicide Risk in Patients with Schizophrenia

Psychiatric Annals, October 2013, Volume 43 Issue 10
1. Recognize the threat for impulsivity, aggression and suicide in patients with schizophrenia. 2. Assess the risk for…
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The Patient with Major Depressive Disorder

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).
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