Suicides in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people following hospital admission for suicidal ideation and self-harm: A retrospective cohort data linkage study from the Northern Territory

Purpose: This study aimed to explore risk factors for suicide in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people following hospital admission for suicidal ideation and self-harm in the Northern Territory, Australia to help clarify opportunities for improved care and intervention for these population groups. Methods: Individuals with at least one hospital admission involving suicidal ideation and/or self-harm between 1 July […]

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and their effect on patient aggression in adult Patients in a state psychiatric facility: A retrospective analysis

Objective: The utility of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has been overshadowed by the box warning they received when the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified an increased risk of suicidality in patients 24 years of age or younger. Newer studies have identified suicidality as self-aggression and hypothesized whether this might also apply […]

Comparison of South Korean men and women admitted to emergency departments after attempting suicide: A retrospective study

Background: Suicide is a major health concern, especially in South Korea. The probability of dying by suicide and the fatality rate differ between men and women. The present study compared the suicide characteristics of women and men and analyzed the choice of suicide methods. Methods: This study retrospectively analyzed patients who visited the emergency department after […]

Using natural language processing to extract self-harm and suicidality data from a clinical sample of patients with eating disorders: A retrospective cohort study

Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine risk factors for those diagnosed with eating disorders who report self-harm and suicidality. Design and setting: This study was a retrospective cohort study within a secondary mental health service, South London and Maudsley National Health Service Trust. Participants: All diagnosed with an F50 diagnosis of eating disorder from January […]

Incidence of suicide mortality among childhood cancer survivors: A population-based retrospective study

The aim of our study was to investigate the suicide rates among childhood cancer survivors and assess factors associated with higher suicide risk. A review of data from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program from 1975 to 2016 was performed for this study. This program is based on the US population and is supported […]

Clinical characteristics of suicidal youths and adults: A one-year retrospective study

Suicide is a major mental health problem, particularly during youth, when it is the second leading cause of death. Since young people at risk of suicide are often cared for by the adult health system, we sought to identify the specificities and similarities between suicidal youths and adults in order to further inform the potential […]

Duration of suicide process among suicide attempters and characteristics of those providing window of opportunity for intervention.

The median time for the suicidal process was 30 min (interquartile range of 5 min to 120 min). Seventy-five (23.5%) subjects belonged to the fourth quartile (duration of suicide process >120 min). A significant proportion of them came from urban areas (P = 0.011), had a diagnosis of mood disorder (P = 0.028), had visited […]

Epidemiological survey of intentional poisoning suicide during 1993-2013 in Ilam Province, Iran.

Suicide is an important social tragic phenomenon which occurs by different tools or methods in different communities. Considering deliberate poisoning as a common and important method in Ilam province for suicide, the present study was launched to epidemiologically assess committing suicide in Ilam province, Iran, based on intentional poisoning. Totally, 6794 cases of suicide (annual […]