Sociology professors asks 'Is teenage suicide contagious?'
A paper on teenage suicide written by two assistant professors of sociology at the University of Memphis will be published in the field's flagship journal, the American Sociological Review, in April. "Are Suicidal Behavi ...
Researchers identify genetic link to attempted suicide
A study of thousands of people with bipolar disorder suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide.
Study examines prevalence of eating disorders among adolescents
Eating disorders are prevalent in the general U.S. adolescent population and are associated with other psychiatric disorders, role impairment, and suicidality, according to a report posted online today that will appear in ...
Early substance misuse continues into middle age
Adolescents who misuse alcohol and drugs are at increased risk of continued misuse well into middle age. They are also at increased risk of experiencing mental health problems, accidents, physical health problems, premature ...
Childhood sexual abuse may be a risk factor for later psychotic illness
An Australian study suggests that children who are sexually abused, especially if it involves penetration, appear to be at higher risk for developing schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to a report in the ...
Figuring out suicidal behavior
Matthew Nock is the son of an auto mechanic, a Harley-Davidson aficionado, and the first member of his family to graduate from college. Hes now also a tenured member of the Harvard faculty.
Living wills pose dangers in suicide patients, expert says
Legislation allowing individuals to decide in advance to refuse life-saving treatment presents serious risks in cases of attempted suicide, a leading psychiatrist has warned.
Culture matters in suicidal behavior patterns and prevention, psychologist says
Women and girls in the United States consider and engage in suicidal behavior more often than men and boys, but die of suicide at lower rate - a gender paradox enabled by U.S. cultural norms of gender and suicidal behavior, ...
Psychologists develop two potent new predictors of suicide risk
Two powerful new tests developed by psychologists at Harvard University show great promise in predicting patients' risk of attempting suicide.
Certain epilepsy drugs may increase risk of suicide
While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires a warning of an increased risk of suicide for all epilepsy drugs, a new study shows that only certain drugs may increase the risk. The study is published in the July 27, ...
Depression care program eliminates suicide
A unique program for patients with depression has resulted in two and a half years without a single suicide from Henry Ford's patient population.
Suicide risk for seniors moving into residential homes
"While a move can represent a positive change, all moves involve some degree of loss," say Carol Podgorski from the University of Rochester in New York and colleagues in an article published this week in PLoS Medicine, and th ...
Anti-depressant type does not affect suicide rate: study
Suicidal behavior in adults taking anti-depressants does not vary depending on what medication they are on, according to a study released Monday.
Antidepressants cut risk of hospital readmission for suicidal youth
Suicidal adolescents who were prescribed an antidepressant medication during inpatient psychiatric hospital treatment were 85 percent less likely than others to be readmitted within a month after discharge, a new study found.