Psychiatric medication intake in suicide victims: Gender disparities and implications for suicide prevention

Frequency and gender differences of psychiatric medication intake in a sample of suicide victims from the Athens Greater Area were investigated with a particular focus on the implications for suicide prevention. Data were collected from the toxicological analyses of the suicide cases of the period November 2007-October 2009. Information was available for 262 individuals, 196 […]

Predictors of re-attempt in a cohort of suicide attempters: A survival analysis

BACKGROUND: Suicide prevention is one of the greatest challenges in mental health policies. Since a previous suicide attempt is the main predictor of future suicidal behaviour, clinical management of suicide attempters is vital for lowering mortality. Psychopharmacological interventions are still nonspecific, and their effectiveness have often been questioned. In this study, we aim to identify […]

Ultra-low-dose buprenorphine as a time-limited treatment for severe suicidal ideation: A randomized controlled trial.

Suicidal ideation and behavior currently have no quick-acting pharmacological treatments that are suitable for independent outpatient use. Suicidality is linked to mental pain, which is modulated by the separation distress system through endogenous opioids. The authors tested the efficacy and safety of very low dosages of sublingual buprenorphine as a time-limited treatment for severe suicidal […]

Intoxications with the monoamine oxidase inhibitor tranylcypromine: an analysis of fatal and non-fatal events.

Tranylcypromine (TCP) is a non-selective and irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitor and an effective agent in the treatment of major depression. It features a complex pharmacologic profile and overdoses might induce severe intoxications. To identify typical clinical presentations of TCP-intoxications, range of associated TCP-dosages and possible differences between fatal and non-fatal intoxications a systematic review of […]