Association of short-term particulate matter exposure with suicide death among major depressive disorder patients: A time-stratified case-crossover analysis

Objective: There is growing evidence that suggests a potential association between particulate matter (PM) and suicide. However, it is unclear that PM exposure and suicide death among major depressive disorder (MDD) patients, a high-risk group for suicide. Methods: We investigated the risk of suicide among 1,046,169 newly-diagnosed MDD patients from 2004 to 2015 within the Korean National[…]

Air pollution (particulate matter) exposure and associations with depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis and suicide risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Background:
Particulate air pollution’s physical health effects are well known, but associations between particulate matter (PM) exposure and mental illness have not yet been established. However, there is increasing interest in emerging evidence supporting a possible etiological link. Objectives:
This systematic review aims to provide a comprehensive overview and synthesis of the epidemiological[…]

Association between particulate matter air pollution and risk of depression and suicide: Systematic review and meta-analysis

BackgroundSome recent studies examined the effect of ambient particulate matter (PM) pollution on depression and suicide. However, the results have been inconclusive. AimsTo determine the overall relationship between PM exposure and depression/suicide in the general population. MethodWe conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of case-crossover and cohort[…]

The impact of ambient air pollution on suicide mortality: A case-crossover study in Guangzhou, China.

Background
Preventing suicide is a global imperative. Although the effects of social and individual risk factors of suicide have been widely investigated, evidence of environmental effects of exposure to air pollution is scarce. We investigated the effects of ambient air pollution on suicide mortality in Guangzhou, China during 2003−2012. Methods
A conditional logistic[…]

Acute air pollution exposure and risk of suicide completion.

Research into environmental factors associated with suicide has historically focused on meteorological variables. Recently, a heightened risk of suicide related to short-term exposure to airborne particulate matter was reported. Here, we examined the associations between short-term exposure to nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, and sulfur dioxide and completed suicide in Salt Lake County, Utah (n =[…]