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Suicide Risk Is High for Psychiatric Patients Long After Discharge From Care
New research confirms that psychiatric patients are at high risk for suicide immediately after being discharged from a mental health care facility, and that risk can remain high for years. Discharged patients have suicide rates many times that in the general community, said a team led by Matthew Michael Large of the University of New South Wales in Australia. One psychiatrist in the United States said the study highlights the need to help patients long aft ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers
Two decades after the U.S. farm crisis, the suicide rate among American farmers remains much higher than among other workers, a new study finds. Occupational factors such as poor access to quality health care, isolation and financial stress interact with life factors to continue to place farmers at a disproportionately high risk for suicide, said study co-author Corinne Peek-Asa. She is a professor of occupational and environmental health at the University ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse
The loss of a spouse is never easy, but the loss of a spouse to suicide may be even more devastating, leading to a greater risk of a host of mental and physical problems, Danish researchers suggest. Surviving partners are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. Surviving spouses are also at higher risk for suicide themselves, the study said. It s a really distressing event for people, said ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Suicide a Danger for Some Women During Pregnancy: Study
Pregnancy isn t always a happy time. Suicide is a leading cause of death among pregnant and recently pregnant women, a new study finds. Suicide is up there with causes of death like bleeding and high blood pressure, said Dr. Richard Silver, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago. There s no question that pregnancy is a time when mental health issues like depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts manifest them ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk
Getting care at a hospital for a psychiatric disorder may be linked to a higher risk of stroke in the following weeks and months, new research suggests. People who sought care at a hospital for serious mental health conditions -- such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder -- faced a tripled risk of stroke following their visit, the study authors contended. The risk started to decrease after 30 days, but remained twice as high for at leas ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study
Men who have playboy attitudes and believe in power over women may face a higher risk for mental health trouble than men who don t, a broad new research review suggests. The finding on sexism, and other so-called traditional views on masculinity, stems from an analysis of 74 studies conducted between 2003 and 2013. The studies included nearly 19,500 predominantly white male participants, the researchers said. The research looked at expectations about what ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
'Recovery-Oriented' Talk Therapy May Help Curb Schizophrenia
A type of talk therapy may provide lasting benefits for schizophrenia patients, a new study suggests. This approach is called recovery-oriented cognitive therapy. The study of 60 patients found those who received this therapy showed major improvements compared to those who received standard treatment, said researcher Paul Grant and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. People with low-functioning schiz ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why'
It started as a bestselling novel aimed at teens. In 2007, Thirteen Reasons Why , by first-time novelist Jay Asher, outlined the story of a 16-year-old named Hannah Baker. In the book, Hannah recounts -- from beyond the grave -- the high school gossip, humiliation, bullying, invasion of privacy, betrayal and sexual assault that led her to suicide. In the spring of 2017, 13 Reasons Why became an even more popular 13-episode series on Netflix. How popular Ne ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Reaching Beyond the Prescription Pad to Treat Pain
Teaching coping skills may help reduce the risk that patients with chronic pain will become addicted to opioid painkillers, a new study suggests. If we lower how many opioids patients are taking, but leave them disabled and not able to live their lives, that is not helpful, said study co-author Dr. Aliza Weinrib, a clinical psychologist in Ontario, Canada. Patients can learn to respond to their pain in a different way, making it less overwhelming. They don ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study
The early life of a very premature baby can be a hectic and stressful time for parents. But once the child is grown, parents are as satisfied with life as those whose babies were born at full term, new European research finds. Parents of very premature or very low birth-weight children did not differ in quality of life 27 years later compared to parents who had children born healthy and at term, said the study s lead author, Dieter Wolke. This is a testame ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Painkiller Misuse Remains a Pressing Problem Across U.S.
Abuse of prescription opioid painkillers is second only to marijuana abuse as the most common illegal drug problem in the United States, a new government report shows. Analysis of 2012-2014 national data found that more than 4 percent of Americans aged 12 and older reported nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers in the past year, says the report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA . Misusing powerful narcot ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults
While opioid abuse has fallen among younger Americans, the same cannot be said for older adults, a new government report shows. Opioid abuse includes either the use of heroin or illegal use of prescription opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone Oxycontin, Percocet and hydrocodone Vicoprofen . Rates of opioid abuse among young adults -- aged 18 to 25 -- decreased from 11.5 percent in 2002 to 8 percent in 2014. But in adults 50 years and older, opioid abuse d ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
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