Researchers have identified a blood biomarker that predicts the risk of suicide in patients with major depressive disorder. The biomarker also can help researchers understand the molecular changes in suicide victims.
A new meta-analysis study finds people engage in self-harm and think about suicide as a means of reducing some types of stress. The perceived stress release from embarking on destructive behaviors indicates a potential for therapy and other types of intervention.
Alcohol use disorder is associated with a significant increase in suicidal thoughts in adults.
Social support, in addition to access to gender-affirming hormones and puberty blockers, helps reduce depression and suicidal ideation in young transgender people.
Researchers report males who transition out of relationships are at higher risk of developing anxiety, depression, and suicide.
Ketamine reduces symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts within four hours of a single treatment, and the effects last for up to two weeks. Additional treatments may prolong the effects, researchers say.
A popular hip hop song by Logic has led to an increase in calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and a reduction in suicide, a new study reports.
People who receive threatening or obscene text messages and other communications from current or former partners are more likely to experience mental health problems including depression and anxiety, and have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.
People with no prior mental health diagnosis who contract Lyme disease have a 42% higher risk of developing an affective disorder, such as depression, and a 75% higher rate of death by suicide than those without the disease.
28.4% of people who had previously attempted suicide reported complete mental health, including being free of psychological problems for up to a year and improvements in life satisfaction spanning a month or more.
People with bipolar disorder who also suffer PTSD following trauma, or who have a genetic predisposition to PTSD may be at greater risk for death by suicide.