Multiple adverse outcomes following first discharge from inpatient psychiatric care: A national cohort study

Background Discharged psychiatric inpatients are at elevated risk of serious adverse outcomes, but no previous study has comprehensively examined an array of multiple risks in a single cohort. Methods We used data from the Danish Civil Registration System to delineate a cohort of all individuals born in Denmark in 1967–2000, who were alive and residing […]

A systematic review of user expectations and outcomes of crisis support services

Background: Crisis support services play an important role in providing free, immediate access to support people in the community experiencing a personal crisis. Recently, services have expanded from telephone to digital modalities including online chat and text message services. This raises the question of what outcomes are being achieved for increasingly diverse service users across different […]

Predictors, Moderators, and Mediators associated with treatment outcome in randomized clinical trials among adolescents with depression: A scoping review

Objective  To describe predictors, moderators, and mediators associated with outcomes in RCTs for the treatment of depressive disorders in adolescents. Evidence Review  A scoping review of RCTs for the treatment of depression in adolescents was conducted. Databases searched included MEDLINE, Embase, APA PsycInfo, and CINAHL. Included publications tested predictors, moderators, and/or mediators associated with depression symptom outcomes […]

Strengths-based assessment for suicide prevention: Reasons for life as a protective factor from Yup’ik Alaska native youth suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among American Indian and Alaska Native youth, and within the Alaska Native youth subpopulation, the leading cause of death. In response to this public health crisis, American Indian and Alaska Native communities have created strategies to protect their young people by building resilience using localized Indigenous well-being […]

Regional lithium prescription rates and recurrence in bipolar disorder

Background Lithium is the best documented maintenance treatment in bipolar disorder, but its use varies considerably across and within countries. It is not known whether regional differences in lithium prescription rates translate to differing regional outcomes. Aims To estimate associations between county specific lithium prescription rates and county specific recurrence odds of bipolar disorder in […]

Predicting patterns of treatment response and outcome for adolescents who are suicidal and depressed

Objective Although several treatments have been shown to be effective in treatment of youth suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs), there is a pressing need to account for the substantial variation in adolescents’ response to and outcomes from these treatments. Method Secondary analyses of data from a 16-week randomized trial of Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) and Family-Enhanced NonDirective […]

Effect of provincial spending on social services and health care on health outcomes in Canada: An observational longitudinal study.

BACKGROUND: Escalating health care spending is a concern in Western countries, given the lack of evidence of a direct connection between spending and improvements in health. We aimed to determine the association between spending on health care and social programs and health outcomes in Canada. METHODS: We used retrospective data from Canadian provincial expenditure reports, for the […]

Patient outcomes following discharge from secure psychiatric hospitals: Systematic review and meta-analysis.


Factors associated with suicide outcomes 12 months after screening positive for suicide risk in the emergency department.

Objective: The main objective was to identify which patient characteristics have the strongest association with suicide outcomes in the 12 months after an index emergency department (ED) visit. Conclusions: Continuing to build an understanding of the factors associated with future suicidal behaviors for this population will help guide design and implementation of improved suicide screening […]

Depression outcomes of Spanish- and English-speaking Hispanic outpatients in the STAR*D.

Compared with English-speaking Hispanic patients, Spanish-speaking Hispanic patients may have a less robust response to antidepressants. The reasons for this are not clear but may include more disadvantaged social status. The degree to which these results can be generalized to other Hispanic populations or to other non-English-speaking groups remains to be seen. Contact us for […]

Population health outcome models in suicide prevention policy.

Health outcome models could aid in suicide prevention policy by helping focus implementation efforts. Further research developing more sophisticated models of the impact of suicide prevention interventions that include a more complex understanding of suicidal behavior, longer time frames, and inclusion of additional outcomes that capture the full benefits and costs of interventions would be […]

Using the suicide index score to predict treatment outcomes among psychiatric inpatients.

For many suicidal people, the desire to die is moderated by a competing desire to live. This study aimed to demonstrate the ability of a wish-to-live versus wish-to-die index score to measure ambivalence and trichotomize suicidal inpatients into distinct stratified risk groups. Contact us for a copy of this article, or view online at