Suicidal Behavior Disorder
Resources for Patients and Caregivers
Suicidal ideation is when you think about killing yourself. The thoughts might or might not include a plan to die by suicide. You may have heard suicidal ideation referred to as “suicidal thoughts.” Not everyone with suicidal ideation acts on it. But if you or a loved one has it, you should get help right away.
Suicide is death caused by an intentional act of self-harm that is designed to be lethal. Suicidal behavior encompasses a spectrum of behavior from suicide attempt and preparatory behaviors to completed suicide. Suicidal ideation refers to the process of thinking about, considering, or planning suicide.
Wiki Number: 2-Suicidal (Suicide) Behavior Disorder
US Patients: In 2010, the US appeared to be the only country where guns were most-likely.
World Patients: 0.5-1.4% of all deaths; 828,000 worldwide in 2015.
Sex Ratio: M4X+;W 10th leading cause of death.
Age Onset: Highest ages 15-30 or beyond age 70.
Brain Area: Reduced brain0derived neurotropic factor in the hyppocampus and prefrontal cortex
Symptoms: “Suicide is intentionally causing one’s own death.” Serotonin is also low.
Progression: Brain health diagnoses, substance use, and withdrawl can be factors.
Causes: impulsive acts from stress, relationship problems, or bullying. //Reduce by drug treatment, economic development.
Medications: Reduce access to firearms, opioids, pesticides; adding barriers on bridges and subways,
Therapies: Prevention efforts include limiting access to methods, treating mental disorders, media and economic help.
Mood Disorders and Suicide
What is Suicidal Ideation?
Amazon or Library Book: The Suicidal Thoughts Workbook
Click the book to link or order from Amazon.
Support Group: National Suicide Hotline: “988”
(It was shortened in 2020 to make it easier to remember.)
Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis
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PubMed article’s summary-abstract.
- Internet addiction and suicidal behavior among vocational high school students in Hunan Province, China: A moderated mediation modelby Ziwei Teng on January 27, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of SB among vocational high school students in China was significantly high. The prevention of SB related to IA can be attributed to the improvement of insomnia and emotional problems.
- Sexual Abuse and Its Impact on Suicidal Ideation and Attempts and Psychiatric Illness in Children and Adolescents With Posttraumatic Stress Disorderby Pranita Mainali on January 27, 2023
Objective: Sexual abuse in minors aged 6-17 years is a significant public health concern. Victims of sexual abuse are at risk of developing complex psychopathology and chronic suicidal thoughts. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops in one-third of minors with a history of sexual abuse. The primary objective of this study was to assess the baseline characteristics of minors with PTSD and a history of sexual abuse (PTSD+S) compared with minors with PTSD without sexual abuse (PTSD only)....
- Association between health literacy, depressive symptoms, and suicide-related outcomes in adolescents: A longitudinal studyby Chunyu Guo on January 27, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that adequate health literacy may serve as a critical and independent protective factor for poor long-term mental health outcomes and that the predictive effect is more pronounced in female students. Public health efforts to enhance health literacy levels are required to maintain and improve adolescents' mental health outcomes.
- After the fall: Responding to the Champlain Towers building collapseby Deborah C Beidel on January 26, 2023
In June 2021, a condominium in Florida collapsed, with the loss of 98 lives. Search and rescue teams spent 2 weeks, recovering the victims. This study's objective was to assess the presence of psychological symptoms that might emerge in the following months, using the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5), Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), Generalized Anxiety Disorder - 7 (GAD-7), Suicide Cognitions Scale-Short (SCS-S), and the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI). A monthly survey conducted for 3...