The impact of infectious disease-related public health emergencies on suicide, suicidal behavior, and suicidal thoughts: A systematic review

Background: Infectious disease-related public health emergencies (epidemics) may increase suicide risk, and high-quality evidence is needed to guide an international response. Aims: We investigated the potential impacts of epidemics on suicide-related outcomes. Method: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycInfo, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science, PsyArXiv, medRxiv, and bioRxiv from inception to May 13–16, 2020. Inclusion criteria: primary studies, reviews, and meta-analyses;[…]

A case report of suicide attempt caused by acute and transient psychotic disorder during the COVID-19 outbreak

We reported a case of suicide attempt caused by acute and transient psychotic disorder during the COVID-19 outbreak, which broke out in December 2019 in Wuhan. An epidemic of infectious diseases brought great psychological pressure to the public. During this period, a 20-year-old man went to the hospital repeatedly because he suspected that he was[…]

Coronavirus disease 2019 takes adolescent suicide prevention to less charted territory.

The last decade saw an increase in national attention to suicide as the second leading cause of death among adolescents [1] and for increased youth suicide prevention efforts. Adolescents
at highest risk are typically referred to emergency departments for assessment and immediate safety management, and those who cannot be maintained safely at home are[…]

A case report of suicide attempt caused by acute and transient psychotic disorder during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We reported a case of suicide attempt caused by acute and transient psychotic disorder during the COVID-19 outbreak, which
broke out in December 2019 in Wuhan. An epidemic of infectious diseases brought great psychological pressure to the public.
During this period, a 20-year-old man went to the hospital repeatedly because he suspected that[…]

Increased risk of suicide due to economic and social impact of social distancing measures to address the Covid-19 pandemic: A forecast

Background. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there have been unprecedented increases in unemployment and social isolation nationally and globally. Predicting suicide rates as a result of this pandemic can provide information about the potential mental health ramifications and supports that may be needed. This article aims to forecast the potential increased incidence of suicide due[…]