A recent diagnosis of dementia is associated with short-term higher suicide risk, according to a study presented in a poster at the virtual 2021 annual meeting of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
A machine learning algorithm that used electronic health record data to gauge a patient’s suicide risk in real time showed good performance in nonpsychiatric clinical settings in an 11-month prospective trial.
Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, discussed a critical shift in language and how clinicians frame their discussions with patients with suicidal ideation at a Psych Congress Regionals session on suicide prevention.
ED visit rates in the US for mental health conditions, suicide attempts, overdoses, intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect were higher during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to last year.
Michael Myers, MD, and John Budin, MD, discuss Dr. Myers' recent memoir, how the COVID-19 pandemic is helping medical professionals admit their vulnerabilities, and steps to take when colleagues may need professional help.
The prevalence of suicide-related behaviors among physicians is “relatively high,” according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
BLOG: National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is a day of reflection and pause, a day to remember physicians who have taken their own lives. It is also a day of hope and collaboration, people coming together with ideas and energy to make a…
BLOG: In my work, I see patients already identified as suicidal either by word or deed. My job is to assess the degree of risk and decide what type of care is needed. In meshing my own experiences with suicide with those who I treat, I’ve arrived at a number of conclusions which happily are supported in the literature.