Suicide, opioids, chronic pain, and mental health disorders: A narrative review

Suicide rates are on the rise in the United States as is mortality associated with opioid toxicity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 7% of opioid overdose deaths are suicide, but this  number may be under-reported. Many people who use opioids or have opioid use disorder, (OUD), may have “passive” intentions[…]

Suicide, opioids, chronic pain, and mental health disorders: a narrative review.

Suicide rates are on the rise in the United States as is mortality associated with opioid toxicity. According
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 7% of opioid overdose deaths are suicide, but this
number may be under-reported. Many people who use opioids or have opioid use disorder, (OUD), may
[…]

The influence of personality disorder in predicting suicidal behaviour in common mental disorders: A 30-year study

Two hundred ten patients with anxiety and depressive disorders were followed up over 30 years. Personality status was assessed at baseline using the Personality Assessment Schedule (PAS), an instrument that classifies personality disorder in a similar way to the new ICD-11 classification. Assessments of suicidal behaviour were made at 5, 12 and 30 years and[…]

Mental disorders and suicide risk among cancer patients: A nationwide cohort study

Although cancer patients are known to experience mental disorders and face suicide risk, little is known about the relationship between mental illness and death by suicide in this group. As such, this study aims to examine the association between mental disorders and suicide risk among cancer patients. We used nationally representative cohort data, and included[…]

Cumulative burden of psychiatric disorders and self-harm across 26 adult cancers

Cancer is a life-altering event causing considerable psychological distress. However, information on the total burden of psychiatric disorders across all common adult cancers and therapy exposures has remained scarce. Here, we estimated the risk of self-harm after incident psychiatric disorder diagnosis in patients with cancer and the risk of unnatural deaths after self-harm in 459,542[…]

Suicide attempts among Greenlandic forensic psychiatric patients: Prevalence and determinants

This nationwide cross-sectional study of the lifetime prevalence and determinants of suicide attempts includes 90% of Greenlandic forensic psychiatric patients. Retrospective data were collected from electronic patient files, court documents, and forensic psychiatric assessments using a coding form from a similar study. We used unpaired t-tests and chi2 or Fisher’s exact test. The lifetime prevalence of[…]

Pre-enlistment anger attacks and postenlistment mental disorders and suicidality among US Army soldiers

Objective  To explore the associations of pre-enlistment anger attacks with postenlistment mental health. Design, Setting, and Participants  In this observational cohort study, the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) New Soldier Study (NSS) surveyed soldiers entering basic training from April 2011 to November 2012, with a subsample recruited for wave 1 of[…]

Factors associated with the time to transition from suicidal ideation to suicide plans and attempts in the Australian general population

Background. Suicide plans and attempts rarely occur without prior suicidal ideation but are hard to predict. Early intervention efforts need to focus on subgroups of the population who are more likely to transition from ideation to suicidal plans and attempts. The current study utilised data from a large nationally representative sample to investigate the time[…]

Effects of catastrophic financial loss on suicide risk: Evidence from Korean stock market crash in October 2008

Purpose: The negative effect of catastrophic financial loss on suicide risk is widely perceived but hardly studied in-depth because of various difficulties in designing studies. We empirically investigated the effect utilizing the stock market crash event in October 2008 in South Korea. Methods: We extracted stock market investor data from Korea Exchanges, and mortality data from Microdata[…]

Web based suicide prevention application for patients suffering from depression

Background: Depression is a mood disorder that causes one to have a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is an ongoing issue that may lead the patient to have suicidal thoughts if not taken care of. According to the most recent findings, a lot of people in the current world are suffering[…]