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2008-09-01 16:30:00

Federal investigators are currently investigating claims that certain drugs prescribed for asthma, controlling seizures or quitting smoking may be linked to a high risk of suicide. Food and Drug Administration officials have already been actively investigating whether or not certain psychiatric drugs had led to suicide, but now they have been spurred to expand their investigation due to claims coming from families who claim other classes of drugs led their family members to commit suicide....

2008-08-18 06:00:38

By Sharon Jayson BOSTON -- A comprehensive study of suicidal thinking among college students found more than half of the 26,000 surveyed had suicidal thoughts at some point. The Web-based survey in spring 2006 used separate samples of undergraduate and graduate students from 70 colleges and universities. Of the 15,010 undergraduates, 55% had ever thought of suicide; 18% seriously considered it; and 8% made an attempt. Among 11,441 graduate students, exactly half had such thoughts;...

2006-08-28 14:25:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A "significant proportion" of survivors of childhood cancers have suicidal thoughts or have actually attempted suicide many years after treatment, a survey shows. Cancer survivors with pain and physical changes are particularly vulnerable. The survey of 226 adult survivors of childhood found that 29 -- nearly 13 percent -- reported "suicidality." Nineteen reported suicidal thoughts alone; one had attempted suicide in the past but wasn't currently having suicidal...

2006-03-07 11:49:16

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During the early phase of antidepressant treatment of pediatric patients, there is a slight increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior, the results of several studies suggest. However, the US Food and Drug Administration research team that conducted the study review does not discourage the use of antidepressant drugs for children. Instead, they advise "close monitoring of patients as a way of managing the risk of suicidality," according to their...

2005-12-23 09:24:15

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men with severe depression are more likely to commit suicide if they abuse alcohol and have "cluster B" personality disorder, which relates to impulsive and/or aggressive behavior, new study findings suggest. "Why some patients with major depressive disorder die by suicide while others with seemingly the same disorder do not, is a question of enormous clinical relevance," Dr. Gustavo Turecki and colleagues write in the American Journal of...

2005-10-18 21:47:57

As Australia tries to arrest its national suicide rate, new University of Western Sydney research reveals that many suicide attempts are unplanned, with a good portion of suicide survivors reporting they felt the urge to harm themselves less than ten minutes before acting on it. Dr Marianne Wyder, a PhD graduate from the UWS Social Justice Social Change Research Centre, studied 90 people aged between 17 to 65 years, who had attempted suicide and had been taken to a hospital emergency...

2005-10-10 14:48:21

Researchers have found provocative evidence that the brain dysfunction that underlies epilepsy may also determine whether people are at risk for suicide. The study, published online October 10, 2005 in the Annals of Neurology (www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/ana), also suggests that depression and suicide may have different brain mechanisms. "For reasons that are not understood, depression both increases the risk for developing epilepsy and is also common among people with epilepsy who...

2005-09-29 14:30:42

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co. on Thursday said it will add strong warnings to its label for Strattera, used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, including the risk of suicidal thoughts among children and adolescents. Strattera will now carry a "black box" warning, the strongest required by U.S. regulators. Such warnings typically hurt sales of products by raising concern among doctors and patients about the safety of a drug. The...

2005-09-29 11:49:02

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co. on Thursday said it will add strong warnings to its label for Strattera, used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, including the risk of suicidal thoughts among children and adolescents. Strattera will now carry a "black box" warning, the strongest required by U.S. regulators. Such warnings typically hurt sales of products by raising concern among doctors and patients about the safety of a drug. The Indianapolis drugmaker said a...

2005-09-29 11:27:56

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co. on Thursday said it will add strong warnings to its label for Strattera, used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, including the risk of suicidal thoughts among children and adolescents. Strattera will now carry a "black box" warning, the strongest required by U.S. regulators. Lilly said there were no suicides among children, adolescents or adults taking the medication during Strattera clinical trials, but there was one suicide...


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