The Suicide Epidemic in Youth and the FDA Black-Box Warning: Time to Reconsider

Psychiatric Annals, January 2020, Volume 50 Issue 1
We are in the midst of a suicide epidemic. Increasing numbers of young people age 10 to 24 years have died by suicide from 2007 (6.8 per 100,000…

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Minimum wage increase may reduce suicide rate of less-educated people

January 14, 2020
The suicide rate decreased up to 6% among people with high school education or less when a state’s minimum wage was increased by $1, according…

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Suicide rate among youth who self-harm 30 times higher than general population

January 13, 2020
Children and adolescents who self-harm have a significantly increased risk for future suicide compared with those in the general population…

Air pollution exposure may increase risk for depression, suicide

December 26, 2019
Higher levels of air pollution exposure may be associated with increased rates of depression and death by suicide among those exposed, according to…

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Transition to adulthood increases psychiatric risks for adolescents with diabetes

December 19, 2019
As adolescents with diabetes age into adulthood, the likelihood that they will experience mood disorders or attempt suicide may increase, according…

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Suicides account for 4% of opioid-related overdose deaths, much lower than previously thought

December 19, 2019
Researchers have estimated that only 4% of opioid-related overdose deaths are due to suicide, which contradicts recent estimates that classified 20%…

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Therapeutic model for youth suicide prevention 'first step' toward short-term intervention

December 13, 2019
A new therapeutic model may be an alternative to lengthy hospital stays for adolescents who are acutely suicidal, according to study results…

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Brief CBT cost effective for suicidal Army soldiers

December 2, 2019
Brief cognitive behavioral therapy may be a cost-effective intervention for United States Army soldiers who are at risk for suicide, according to…

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Concussions from high school sports may increase suicide risk

November 27, 2019
High school students who reported concussions were at greater risk for a suicide attempt, according to survey findings published in Journal of

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Current risk instruments fail to predict suicide

November 22, 2019
Several suicide risk scales lack the specificity to predict suicidal behavior in a psychiatric context, according to results of a prospective…

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Abortion does not increase women's suicide risk

November 20, 2019
Although women who have had an abortion have a higher risk for nonfatal suicide attempts, the abortion itself is not the cause, according to results…

Meeting News

Patients with MDD and suicide ideation/attempt experience significant health care costs

November 19, 2019
Research presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy — AMCP Nexus 2019 — underscored the significantly higher…

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Suicide risk significantly heightened first month, year after self-harm discharge

November 14, 2019
Patients who present to a hospital for self-harm are at a high risk for suicide in the first year after presentation, and particularly in the first…

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Urgent need exists to identify suicidal behavior in adolescents and young adults

November 14, 2019
There is an urgent need for immediate identification of suicidal behavior in adolescents and young adults to prevent or diminish the impact of…

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Researchers identify significant lack of funding for pediatric firearm injury studies

November 11, 2019
Research focused on firearm-related injuries receives significantly less federal funding compared with other top causes of pediatric and adolescent…

Working to 'change the trajectory' for veterans' suicide prevention, awareness

November 11, 2019
In 2017, the suicide rate for U.S. veterans was 1.5 times the rate for non-veteran adults, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The…

Meeting News

Rate of pediatric suicide higher in areas with more poverty

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Counties with higher levels of poverty have higher levels of pediatric and adolescent suicide, according to research presented at…

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Psychotropic use, psychiatric disorders strongly predict suicide risk

October 23, 2019
Machine-learning methods and data from Denmark’s single-payer health care registry suggested that psychotropic medication use and psychiatric…

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Suicidal thoughts, attempts rising among black teens

October 22, 2019
Between 1991 and 2017, nearly one in five high school students reported suicidal ideation, and more than one in 10 had a plan for suicide, according…

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AAP policy statement stresses pediatricians’ role in mental health care

October 21, 2019
An updated policy statement and a technical report issued by the AAP highlighted the need for increased involvement among pediatricians in their…

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