Predictors of suicidal ideation in multiple sclerosis.

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Rorschach Contributions to Assessment of Suicide Risk (IN: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior, edited by R I Yufit & D Lester)

This chapter opens with a discussion of the various ways in which the Rorschach has been used to assess suicide risk, including single sign approaches & the Rorschach suicide constellation. The strengths & weaknesses of these approaches are reviewed. Recent research contributions, clinical risk factors for suicide & the Rorschach, & a case history in[…]

Anxiety Disorders and Their Clinical Correlates in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Demographic & neurological data were collected on 140 consecutive patients with multiple sclerosis attending a clinic. The lifetime prevalence of any anxiety disorder was 35.7%, with panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, & generalized anxiety disorders being the most common. Of the 50 patients diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, 46% reported suicidal intent & 6.0% reported[…]

Suicide Among Danes With Multiple Sclerosis

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Interferon Beta-1a-Induced Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Multiple Sclerosis

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Depression is a Treatable Cause of Suffering Among Multiple Sclerosis Patients and can Result in Suicide

Ethical and Practice Issues: Suicide on the Internet

A presentation by the authors highlighting the uncertainties of online communication at the general level & as they may be compounded around issues of aid in dying & physician-assisted suicide, is summarized.

Rational and Assisted Suicidal Communication on the Internet: a Case Example and Discussion of Ethical and Practice Issues

This article discusses an actual experience the authors had with a self-described rationally suicidal man with multiple sclerosis. After presenting some background on MS, the authors report initial interactions with the man verbatim and summarize subsequent correspondence in an analysis of the man’s claim that his decision to die was well reasoned and that he[…]

Neurologic Disorders Raise Overall Suicide Risk

This article summarizes the speakers of the annual meeting of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine in 2000. These speakers state that most neurologic disorders increase overall suicidality, but the risk to each patient must be understood in terms of specific psychosocial factors as well as the shifts in risk that occur in the course of[…]

Risk Factors for Suicide in Multiple Sclerosis

The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for suicide in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Sociodemographic data, age of onset, the course of the disease, recent deterioration, type of deterioration, DSS score, previous mental disorder, type of mental disorder, previous suicide attempts, expression of suicidal intentions, circumstances at suicide, & suicide method[…]