Association between cannabis use disorder and self- and other-directed aggression

Cannabis is the most widely used drug worldwide. Data about the association of cannabis use with aggression is heterogeneous. The objective of the current study was to assess the nature of the association between cannabis use disorder (CUD) and self-directed, other-directed, and combined aggression. We used data from the National Survey on Drug Use and […]

Suicide in Metropolitan St. John’s, 1988-1994

The present study examined all suicides that occurred within the metropolitan St. John’s area for the years 1988-1994. The majority were found to be male, between the age 31-40. The most common method for males was the use of a firearm, followed by hanging & drug overdose, while for females drug overdose & hanging were […]

Characteristics of Patients Who Receive Electroconvulsive Therapy

Studied the records of 5729 psych admissions over a 3 yr period in 1 area where ECT was used heavily. 1236 subjects who received ECT were compared with those who did not. ECT recepients were older, more often female & had a greater no. of prev. admissions. ECT subjects did not differ from other subjects […]

Recording of Suicide in Newfoundland

This article presents a review of the death certificates forthe years 1969, 1970 & 1971 in Newfoundland. Overall, the suicide rate was higher than that expected from official statistics. The male to female ratio for suicide was found in Newfoundland to be 3.75:1 vs. that in Canada of 2.58:1. Age-corrected suicide rates were very low […]