Category list : Suicide
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A study has found that young adults under the age of 25 have an increased risk of suicide or suicidal thoughts when they take antidepressants, The Independent reported. The newspaper continued, “the risk is greatest after they take the drugs for anxiety and other mental problems not connected with depression”.
‘Neutrality’ on assisted suicide is a step forward Subscription
I’m OK with uncertainty. When I was younger I didn’t like it, I thought it unhelpful – as it can be when you’re trying to decide whether or not to duck when someone has thrown a brick at you. But as I’ve got older, I have come to admire people who can hold on to uncertainty until all the information is in.
By refusing to accept some suicides as rational acts, we condemn people to lonely deaths and place healthcare professionals in invidious positions, says Jane Wright
Government calls for a “zero suicide” approach to mental health care could risk nurses being blamed if patients take their own life, it has been warned.
Training triage A&E nurses to identify key risk factors for suicide attempts could help pick up those most at risk before it is too late, suggests a US study.
Acne drug's 'suicide link' probedSubscription
The popular acne drug isotretinoin does not increase the risk of suicide, according to a new report.
“Antidepressant use doubles the risk of suicide in under 18s and the risks to adults may have been seriously underestimated,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
This morning I heard a radio interviewer ask: “ASDA’s ‘mental patient’ Halloween costume was just a bit of fun wasn’t it?”
Disability campaigners have voiced concern about an attempt to change the law on assisted dying as the legislation faced its latest parliamentary hurdle.
A Welsh health board has admitted breaching health and safety laws, which led to the death of a vulnerable patient in its care.