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2013-05-22 10:06:22

Study supports idea of 'suicide contagion,' especially in 12 and 13 year olds Youth who had a schoolmate die by suicide are significantly more likely to consider or attempt suicide, according to a study in published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). This effect can last 2 years or more, which has implications for strategies following schoolmate suicides. "We found that exposure to suicide predicts suicidality," writes senior author Dr. Ian Colman, Canada Research Chair in...

Suicide Risk Elevated For Soldiers With Repeat Brain Injuries
2013-05-18 05:23:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Military service personnel who suffer at least two mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are far more likely to commit suicide or have suicidal thoughts than those who have one or fewer such injuries, according to research published online Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. According to Michelle Castillo of CBS News, researchers at the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah report that TBIs, which...

Extra Sleep Drastically Reduces Suicidal Thoughts In Insomniacs
2013-05-16 08:27:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Insomniacs who find themselves having suicidal thoughts could benefit from a few more hours of sleep, according to a new study which has reportedly discovered a 72 percent decrease in the likelihood of moderate-to-high suicide risk for every hour of increased sleep duration. “We were surprised by the strength of the association between sleep duration and suicide risk,” primary author Linden Oliver, clinical research...

Sleeplessness May Lead To Suicidal Thoughts
2013-02-14 19:40:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has found insomnia could be a trigger that leads to depression and suicidal thoughts. While feelings of hopelessness about a job or a relationship may lead someone to have suicidal tendencies, Dr. W. Vaughn McCall, Chair of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Georgia Regents University, claims the hopelessness from not being able to go to sleep at night could also trigger...

Stroke Survivors At High Risk Of Suicidal Thoughts
2013-02-08 09:17:23

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2013, nearly eight percent of stroke survivors in the US may have thought about suicide or wished themselves dead. A stroke is caused by a lack of adequate blood flow to brain tissue resulting in permanent tissue injury. Blood flow to the brain may be blocked due to clots or other obstructions, or...

Study Finds One In 25 Teenagers Has Attempted Suicide
2013-01-10 15:10:06

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite previous mental health attention, a staggering number of teens will attempt to take their own lives. Adolescence is a vulnerable time in most everyone´s life. There is this odd confluence of mental and physical development whose ends seem in perpetual conflict during this strenuous time in our lives. Mentally, we are striving to fit in with the group, go with the flow and not make waves. Alternatively, our physical...

2012-10-15 11:32:14

Dr. Paramala J. Santosh, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK Suicide in children and adolescents has long been a matter of great concern to modern society, particularly for clinicians who deal with mental health problems of children and adolescents. For instance, in 1910 the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society with Sigmund Freud among the attending experts held a conference, dealing with what was perceived to be a growing epidemic of youth suicide. At the beginning of the 21st century, suicide and...

2012-08-24 23:03:19

Want to help those battling suicidal thoughts? Treatment might require looking beyond physical evidence, says faith-based website, followme.org. (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 Those searching for the motives behind a famous director´s suicide might need to consider spiritual and emotional factors that influence suicidal thoughts, says one suicide resources organization, followme.org. That statement comes today as more details are revealed about Hollywood director Tony Scott´s suicide in...

Physical Abuse May Raise Risk Of Suicidal Thoughts
2012-04-24 11:37:48

Adults who were physically abused during childhood are more likely than their non-abused peers to have suicidal thoughts, according to a new study from the University of Toronto. The study, published online this month in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior , found that approximately one-third of adults who were physically abused in childhood had seriously considered taking their own life. These rates were five times higher than adults who were not physically abused in...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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