Suicide News

ADHD Meds Shown to Not Increase Suicide Risk – And May Protect Against It

June 19th, 2014
A comprehensive review of a national patient registry shows that drug therapy for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not increase suicide attempts or suicide, as was previously feared. In fact, according to Swedish researchers from the Karolinska Institute, the ADHD medications may have ...

Antidepressant Link to Newborn Lung Risk

June 18th, 2014
There appears to be a slightly raised risk of breathing difficulties among babies of women taking antidepressants in late pregnancy, new research suggests. Dr. Sophie Grigoriadis of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Canada, and her team say that women taking antidepressants during pregnancy ...

Majority of Suicides Occur after Midnight

June 3rd, 2014
Majority of Suicides Occur after Midnight New research provides compelling evidence that suicides are far more likely to occur between midnight and 4 a.m. than during the daytime or evening. Investigators discovered the mean suicide ...

Teens with Alternative Self-Identity More Likely to Self-Harm

May 27th, 2014
Teens with Alternative Self-Identity More Likely to Self-HarmA new European study revealed that around half (45.5 percent) of teens in alternative subcultures self-injure and nearly 1 in 5 (17.2 percent) attempt suicide. Researchers from the Medical ...

Link Found Between Foreclosures & Suicides

May 26th, 2014
Link Found Between Foreclosures and Suicides A new study finds that the recent U.S. foreclosure crisis has contributed significantly to the nation’s jump in suicides. Researchers from Dartmouth and Purdue University say their findings suggest ...

In Northern Ireland, 1 in 10 16-Year-Olds Consider Self-Harm

May 18th, 2014
In Northern Ireland, 1 in 10 16-Year-Olds Consider Self-HarmOne in 10 16-year-olds in Northern Ireland surveyed in a new study have considered self-harm or taking an overdose of drugs. The study, undertaken by researchers at ARK ...

Foreclosures Drive Up Suicide Rates

May 18th, 2014
Foreclosures Drive Up Suicide RatesThe recent foreclosure crisis in the United States contributed significantly to a jump in suicides, according to a new study. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the study found ...

Psychosis Risk from Early Childhood Bereavement

May 8th, 2014
Psychosis Risk from Early Childhood BereavementThe stress of bereavement in early childhood may increase the risk of a future psychotic disorder, a recent study indicates. "Suicide of a close family member brings the highest risk," said ...

Parents’ Alcohol Abuse or Divorce Hikes Risk of Suicide Tries in Offspring

May 7th, 2014
Parents' Alcohol Abuse or Divorce Hikes Risk of Suicide Tries in OffspringPeople who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85 percent more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents ...

Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide Attempts

May 5th, 2014
Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide AttemptsWhen teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, it is a sign they need help, according to new research. That’s because using at school ...
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