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.
Men's caregiving work within a family may help to protect them against suicide, particularly in times of economic difficulties.
A new method, dubbed DREADDs, relies on gene therapy techniques to alter genes in target cells to change the cell's behavior. The method reduced anxious behaviors in monkey models of schizophrenia when combined with clozapine. Researchers say the method has the potential for use in humans to help reduce anxiety.
Since 2010, there has been an absolute rise in mortality for adults without a college degree. For those with higher education experience, mortality rates have decreased during the same time period.
Study ties twenty genes into suicidal behaviors that span generations of families.
Study reveals Google searches for information about financial difficulties and disaster relief increased significantly during March and April compared to pre-pandemic months, while searches related to suicide decreased. Previous research found financial distress was strongly linked to suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Researchers warn that, despite the decrease in searches related to suicide directly, the increase in searches linked to financial hardship may be an indicator of increased death rates from suicide.
During the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, people reported an increase in symptoms of depression, fear, anxiety, psychological trauma, and suicidal ideations.
Study reports naturally occurring lithium in public drinking water may lower suicide rates. Researchers found that in geographical areas with high concentrations of lithium in drinking water, suicide rates were lower in the population.
Suicide rates for those with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) are 170 times higher than the general population. Suicide risk is predicted by key factors including age, evidence of mood disorders and hospitalization. An increased risk of suicidal behavior in those with SSD occurrs within the first five years following diagnosis.
8% of patients with a history of seizures reported experiencing hallucinations. Of the 8%, 53% reported one or more suicide attempts. Findings suggest hallucinations associated with seizures are not just incidental but are a marker for mental health risks and suicidal behavior.