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blood test for suicide risk
2014-08-02 04:31:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Newly discovered chemical changes in the body could ultimately lead to a blood test to help predict whether or not a person is at risk of committing suicide, according to new research appearing in the online edition of The American Journal of Psychiatry. The discovery, which was made by scientists from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

2013-09-10 23:25:46

First-of-its-kind Tool Helps At-Risk People Find Qualified Care Lexington, MA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 HelpPRO, in partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), the QPR Institute, The Carson J Spencer Foundation (CJSF), and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, launches the HelpPRO Suicide Prevention Therapist Finder today. Across the globe September 10th is recognized as World Suicide Prevention Day. The Finder, available...

Genetic Biomarkers Predict Suicide
2013-08-20 13:59:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Predicting future behavior is never easy, but new research from scientists at Indiana University has found that certain genetic biomarkers can help predict when someone will attempt suicide. According to a report of their study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, Indiana researchers found elevated levels of certain RNA biomarkers in the blood of both bipolar disorder patients having suicidal thought as well individuals who had...

Suicide Prevention For Military Personnel And Family Via Facebook
2012-05-10 06:31:15

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Facebook recently announced that it would offer veterans, active duty service members, and their families military-specific suicide prevention information. This new development follows Facebook´s announcement of an organ donation initiative a week ago. The suicide prevention information is provided through a partnership between Blue Star Families and the Department of Veteran Affairs. With the potential of social networking, more and more non-profit...

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...

2011-11-04 10:27:09

The poor safety profile of the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) makes it unsuitable for first-line use, according to a study published in the Nov. 2 edition of the journal PLoS One, an online publication of the Public Library of Science. Varenicline, which already carries a "black box warning" from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), showed a substantially increased risk of reported depression or suicidal behavior compared to other smoking-cessation treatments,...

Stop-Smoking Drug Increases Risk Of Depression Or Suicide
2011-11-03 12:19:22

According to a new study, the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) carries too many risks and should be a last-resort option for trying to quit the habit. Researchers said that varenicline showed a substantially increased risk of reported depression or suicidal behavior compared to other smoking-cessation treatments. The team said varenicline was eight times more likely to result in reported case of suicidal behavior or depression than other stop-smoking-aids. "Our study...

2011-11-02 22:01:19

Roughly 1 million people die by suicide each year. In the U.S., where nearly 36,000 people take their own lives annually, more than 4,600 victims are between the ages of 10 and 24, making suicide the third leading cause of death in this age group. Youths treated at hospital emergency rooms for suicidal behavior remain at very high risk for future suicide attempts. But despite the urgent need to provide them with mental health follow-up care, many don't receive any such care after their...

2011-10-21 10:24:19

A study focusing on the family and friends of people who were suicidal has highlighted the main challenges they face when trying to judge whether a person is in danger and decide what they should do about it. The research was carried out by Dr. Christabel Owens from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, supported by Devon NHS Partnership Trust and funded by the UK Medical Research Council. The findings are published in the British Medical Journal on 22nd October 2011 (online...

2011-08-12 14:38:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A suicide prevention program developed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has significantly helped teens overcome depression and thoughts of suicide, according to a new study. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) The study, published in the September 2011 edition of the Journal of School Health, shows that students who have gone through the program, Surviving the Teens®, are...


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