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2010-06-16 23:21:01

Masculine ideals of strength coupled with strong family ties can help men combat depression and overcome thoughts of suicide, according to University of British Columbia research. In a study to appear in a forthcoming issue of Social Science and Medicine, UBC researchers John Oliffe and John Ogrodniczuk looked at how men's ideas of masculinity served or hindered them during bouts of severe depression. Their findings shed light on risk factors and prevention strategies for suicide. The authors...

2010-06-14 17:46:13

Young men who attempt suicide before age 18 are much more likely as adults to be aggressive toward their girlfriends or wives, including hitting and injuring their partners, according to a new study. This groundbreaking new research provides further evidence of the need for intervention with suicidal teens. It is based on data from 153 males from higher-crime neighborhoods who were assessed yearly from ages 10 to 32, and their romantic partners who participated when the men were ages 18 to...

2010-06-08 18:30:18

Longitudinal investigation demonstrates that objectively assessed sleep irregularity uniquely predicts acute increases in suicidal ideation Highly variable sleep schedules predict an elevated risk for suicide independent of depression in actively suicidal young adults, according to a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that a sample of...

2010-02-05 13:29:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adolescents with suicidal thoughts and elevated depression had stronger and faster reduction of symptoms when treated with family therapy than with standard treatment in the community. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reported these findings this month in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in American adolescents, accounting for more...

2009-12-07 20:42:01

Despite government warnings about an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and actions while taking antiepileptic drugs, these medications do not appear to be associated with increased risk of suicide attempts in individuals with bipolar disorder, and may have a possible protective effect, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Antiepileptic drugs are life-saving for those with seizure disorders and are also used to...

2009-11-03 05:00:00

MIAMI, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local Author Darielys Tejera, patient of the Institute for Child & Family Health (ICFH) will sign copies of her first book, "Absolutely Nothing" at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Friday, November 13th at 8:00 p.m. Attendees will have the first opportunity to hear about Tejera's struggles and accomplishments from the perspective of a suicide survivor. "I wrote this book to be able to reach out to someone in need during a difficult...

2009-10-23 14:27:31

Adult survivors of childhood cancer have an increased risk for suicidal thoughts, even decades after their cancer treatments ended, according to a study led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists. The researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that nearly eight percent of childhood cancer survivors said they have experienced suicidal thoughts, or ideation. Survivors of brain and central nervous system cancers were most likely to have had suicidal thoughts. Those who were in...

2009-09-17 16:45:53

More than 8 million U.S. adults, or 3.7 percent of the U.S. adult population, had serious thoughts of committing suicide in the past year, researchers say. The study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also shows that 2.3 million adult Americans made a suicide plan in the past year. In addition, 1.1 million adults had actually attempted suicide in the past year, the study says. The 2008 data was drawn...

2009-09-10 12:23:39

Drug treatment options for depression can take weeks for the beneficial effects to emerge, which is clearly inadequate for those at immediate risk of suicide. However, intravenous (IV) ketamine, a drug previously used as an anesthetic, has shown rapid antidepressant effects in early trials. Researchers have now explored ketamine's effects on suicidality in patients with treatment-resistant depression, and are publishing their results in the September 1st issue of Biological Psychiatry....

2009-08-25 11:23:03

Researchers working with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have found that post-traumatic stress disorder, the current most common mental disorder among veterans returning from service in the Middle East, is associated with an increased risk for thoughts of suicide.Results of the study indicated that veterans who screened positive for PTSD were four times more likely to report suicide-related thoughts relative to veterans without the disorder.  The research, published in the Journal of...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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