This US military population had a very low and narrow range of n-3 HUFA status. Although these data suggest that low serum DHA may be a risk factor for suicide, well-designed intervention trials are needed to evaluate causality.
Beliefs About Suicide Acceptability in the United States: How Do They Affect Suicide Mortality? Julie A Phillips, PhD Elizabeth A Luth, PhD The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, gbx153,https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbx153 Published: 25 January 2018 Article history Cite Permissions Abstract Objectives Societies develop cultural scripts to understand suicide and define conditions under which the act isContinue reading “Beliefs About Suicide Acceptability in the United States: How Do They Affect Suicide Mortality?”
Suicides per 100,000 people per year (age standardized) Both sexes rank Country Both sexes Male rank Male Female rank Female Male to Female ratio 1 Sri Lanka (more info) 34.6 1 58.8 9 13.3 4.42 2 Guyana (more info) 30.6 5 46.0 1 15.5 2.97 3 Mongolia 28.1 2 48.2 21 9.2 5.24 4 Kazakhstan (more info) 27.5Continue reading “Suicides rates per countries in 2015”
Summary: According to researchers, people with insomnia are more likely to report thoughts of death and suicide during a 30 day period than those who don’t suffer from sleep disturbances. Source: University of Pennsylvania. Findings explain the association between suicidality and different groups of insomnia sufferers, which may reveal insights for intervention of those mostContinue reading “Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Suicidality”
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by Tom Jackman The smoking-cessation drug Chantix has now played a crucial role in a second violent crime. On Monday, a Maryland man was found not criminally responsible for shooting his wife in the neck in their home in 2014 because he was found to be suffering from “involuntary intoxication” due to Chantix. His wife survived.Continue reading “The stop-smoking pill made me do it: Man found not criminally responsible for shooting wife”
It may one day be possible to identify and treat those at risk for suicide based on gene expressions of elevated blood biomarkers, researchers suggested. In a cohort of 42 bipolar patients, the nine who had a dramatic shift from no suicidal thoughts to strong suicidal ideation also had marked increases in levels of SAT1Continue reading “Blood tests may ID suicide risk by Chris Kaiser”
In hindsight, Greacian Goeke can see that there were warnings. Her father, Joseph, had never fully recovered from surgery to repair a heart valve and feared he would soon need a wheelchair, as his own father had. He had developed cataracts and had to stop driving. Along with his increasing physical disability, he had aContinue reading “Suicide Rates Are High Among the Elderly by Paula Span”