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

Objective
To investigate whether zolpidem use is associated with suicide death in adults.
Method
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?

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Suicide Among Drug Addicts in the UK

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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[…]