Zolpidem use and suicide death in South Korea: A population-based case-control study

To investigate whether zolpidem use is associated with suicide death in adults.
We conducted a case–control study using the National Health Insurance Service‐National Sample Cohort (NHIS‐NSC) database. Cases were adults with a suicide record (ICD‐10 codes; X‐60‐X84, Y87.0) between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013. 10 Controls were matched[…]

Insomnia and hypnotic medications are associated with suicidal ideation in a community population.

Suicidal ideation (SI), a significant predictor of suicide, is associated with sleep disturbance, which is seldom assessed using stringent diagnostic criteria and validated sleep instruments in community samples. Cross-sectional data, including sleep diaries and validated instruments, from 767 community adults were used to identify variables associated with SI and subsequently entered into a regression model[…]

Are Sedatives and Hypnotics Associated With Increased Suicide Risk of Suicide in the Elderly?


Suicide Among Drug Addicts in the UK


Antidepressants and Benzodiazepines in the Treatment of Recurrent Suicidal Behaviour

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

Drug Overdosage due to Glutethimide: a Reappraisal of Management

A case of severe overdosage with glutethimide successfully managed in the Respiratory Care Unit is presented. Certain important principles in management are illustrated & discussed. The authors emphasize the hazards of prescribing Doriden, especially to the patient predisposed to suicide. They suggest expectant treatment standing ready to offer ventilatory support as the need arises. (12[…]

Triazolam Blood Concentrations in Forensic Cases in Canada

The object of this report is to present blood concentrations of triazolam as found in forensic cases in Canada, including 4 cases of suicide. (28 refs)

Midazolam and the Treatment of Catatonia in Major Depression in an Older Adult

The case of a 74-year-old male who presented with symptoms of catatonia is reported. These symptoms responded to midazolam, a benzodiazepine. Midazolam was administered as a preprocedural sedative – in this period the subject was able to describe his symptoms of dysphoria, including suicidal ideation. After starting treatment with lorazepam & nortriptyline, the patient showed[…]

Regular Hypnotic Drug Treatment in a Sample of 32,679 Swedes: Associations with Somatic and Mental Health, Inpatient Psychiatric Diagnoses and Suicide, Derived With Automated Record-Linkage

In this study, people who reported regular treatment with hypnotic drugs were tested in order to find associations with perceived health problems, inpatient psychiatric diagnoses, & subsequent suicides. The authors found that there was substantial concurrent psychoactive drug treatments, nervous symptoms & insomnia, as well as high rates of circulatory & musculoskeletal conditions. Also, the[…]

Psychopathology and Treatment of 30,344 Twins in Sweden. I. The Appropriateness of Psychoactive Drug Treatment

This study examines whether regular treatment with tranquilizing & hypnotic drugs among 30,344 twins in Seden 15-47 years old was associated with poor health. The authors found a substantial relationship between psychopathology, somatic health problems, suicide, & reported treatment with psychoacitve medication. The authors also found women were almost twice as likely to report medication[…]