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Self-harm increases by 68% in teen girls

October 18, 2017

Between 2011 and 2014, self-harm incidence increased among children and adolescents, particularly among girls aged 13 to 16 years.

“The elusive nature of self-harm represents a major obstacle. Less than a quarter of children and adolescents who self-harm are believed to present to health care services,” Catharine Morgan, PhD, of University of Manchester, U.K., and colleagues wrote. “Current figures, based largely on hospital data, likely underestimate the incidence of self-harm. People who self-harm and present to general practitioners alone are not captured and only half of self-harm presentations to secondary care result in hospital admissions.”

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Suicide most common in Americans living in rural areas

October 9, 2017
Americans living in nonmetropolitan/rural counties had higher rates of suicide from 2001 to 2015 than those living in metropolitan counties, according to a CDC report…
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Ketamine improves suicidal thoughts in depression

October 5, 2017
Meta-analysis results indicated a single dose of ketamine significantly and quickly improved suicidal ideation. “Since 2000, several small clinical trials have…
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Older adults more likely to disclose suicide intent

October 4, 2017
Adults aged 70 years and older were more likely to disclose their intent to commit suicide compared with their peers aged 50 to 59 years. “Findings that depressed…
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Understanding Suicide Bombing Through Suicide Research: The Case of Pakistan

Psychiatric Annals, March 2017, Volume 47 Issue 3
In recent years, both suicide and suicide bombing (SB) have increased dramatically in Pakistan, a developing country in…
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Youth Suicide: August 2017

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Psychiatric Annals

Suicidal ideation and behavior, as well as death by suicide, in children and adolescents present a particularly…
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