The effects of social media addiction, psychological distress, and loneliness on suicide ideations and attempts among healthcare professionals in Saudi Arabia

Introduction: Recently, there has been an alarming increase in psychological distress in many populations. One of the reasons can be attributed to the rapid development of technology and social media, which could adversely affect the mental health of individuals, including those working in healthcare. This study aimed to assess the influence of social media addiction, […]

Suicidal ideation among medical students in Dammam, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional study

Background: Medical students are at high risk of suicidal ideation. Aim: We aimed to obtain information on suicidal ideation among medical students in Dammam located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the College of Medicine affiliated with Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Suicidal ideation in […]

The Saudi Fatwah Against Suicide Terrorism


Pattern and Risk Factors for Intentional Drug Overdose in Saudi Arabia

This study is an attempt to better understand & characterize attempted suicide by intentional drug overdose in Saudi Arabia. The authors examined the demographic characteristics, risk factors, the most commonly used drugs, & the resulting morbidities & mortalities of study subjects. They found that most of the patients were young, & that most were Saudi […]

Parasuicide in an Arab Industrial Community: The Arabian-American Oil Company Experience, Saudi Arabia

The parasuicide phenomena was studied both retrospectively & prospectively in an Arab industrial community in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia during 1985 – ’86. Though the rate is lower from the reported rates of the West, underreporting & misdiagnosis may explain the low rate. results confirm that the act is more common in young […]