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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...

2009-06-09 10:25:00

Self-reported nightmares among patients seeking emergency psychiatric evaluation uniquely predicted elevated suicidal symptoms, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Tuesday, June 9, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.Results indicate that severe nightmares were independently associated with elevated suicidal symptoms after accounting for the influence of depression, whereas symptoms of insomnia were not. These findings...

2009-06-09 09:58:38

Earlier parental-mandated bedtimes could help protect teens from depression and suicidal thoughts by lengthening sleep duration, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Tuesday, June 9, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.The study by James Gangwisch, PhD, of Columbia University in New York, examined data from 15,659 adolescents. A total of 1,143 teens (7.3 percent) suffered from depression and 2,038 (13 percent) had...

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2009-05-09 12:35:00

A new study indicates that teens who drink when they are feeling depressed put themselves at an increased risk of attempting suicide, regardless of whether or not they had previously suffered from suicidal thoughts. The researchers who published their report in the Journal of Adolescent Health this week say that this highlights the need for parents and schools to step-up their alcohol screening techniques as drinking may be a signature forewarning of suicidal tendencies. The study examined...

2009-04-13 15:36:04

Adolescents and young adults typically consider peer relationships to be all important. However, it appears that strong family support, not peer support, is protective in reducing future suicidal behavior among young adults when they have experienced depression or have attempted suicide. New research that will be presented here April 17 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology shows that high school depression and a previous suicide attempt were significant predictors...

2009-04-01 11:55:07

A U.S. study found the more types of sleep disturbances people had, the more likely they were to have thoughts of killing themselves or attempting suicide. Study author Dr. Marcin Wojnar of the University of Michigan and the University of Warsaw in Poland said that identifying those at high risk of suicide is important in preventing it and these findings indicate that insomnia may be a modifiable risk factor for suicide in the general population. This has implications for public health as the...

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2009-03-26 08:43:08

A University of Iowa study found that when a friend of a friend attempts suicide, at-risk teens are more likely to seriously consider doing so. But at-risk teens are less likely to be suicidal if they hold summer jobs. In fact, summer employment is more of a deterrent than holding a job during the school year, attending church, participating in sports or living in a two-parent home, according to the research by Rob Baller, associate professor of sociology in the University of Iowa College of...

2009-03-16 20:23:51

Body dissatisfaction -- independent of actual overweight status -- has an impact on suicidal behavior in U.S. girls, researchers said. The researchers found the perception of being overweight among girls raised the probability of suicidal thoughts by 5.6 percent, the probability of a suicide attempts by 3.2 percent and the probability of injury causing suicide attempts by 0.6 percent. The prevalence of body dissatisfaction, among special populations of youths such as non-black girls, is...

2009-03-11 07:20:58

Adolescent girls who view themselves as too fat may display more suicidal behaviors than those who are actually overweight, according to a study by Inas Rashad, an assistant professor of economics at Georgia State University. Although studies have shown a link between obesity, depressive disorders and suicidal behaviors, Rashad and Dhaval Dave of Bentley University, analyze these indicators in conjunction with an individual's perception of their weight. The study, which was accepted for...

2009-03-03 09:02:53

People with a likely history of depression who take varenicline (Chantix®) do not report more severe mood symptoms, medication side effects, or less success quitting smoking compared to people with no history of depression taking this drug.  The findings by Group Health, Free & Clear, and SRI International researchers are reported in a Journal of General Internal Medicine article published online (www.springerlink.com/content/77207452k3822r3v/). The National Cancer...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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