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Bilge Togay, Handan Noyan, Rumeysa Tasdelen, Alp Ucok
The aim of this study was to investigate variables associated with suicide attempts in schizophrenia before and after the first episode. We evaluated history of past sucide attempts, clinical symptoms, level of functioning and cognitive performances of 172 patients with first-episode schizophrenia at first admission. Information was collected regarding clinical symptom severity, treatment compliance, and suicide attempts during the follow-up. We found that 16.5% of the patients attempted suicide before admission, and 6...
September 30, 2015: Psychiatry Research
Giuseppe Tavormina
The mixed states are the most serious clinical state in the bipolar spectrum, having the major risk of sucidality among all sub-types of the spectrum. The aim of this study is to help diagnosis and treatment of the patients having bipolar disorder mixed state, giving to psychiatrists and physicians a new efficacy rating scale focusing on this illness.
November 2014: Psychiatria Danubina
Efi Parpa, Eleni Tsilika, Vassiliki Gennimata, Kyriaki Mystakidou
This review of the literature on elderly cancer patients and their psychiatric disorders was undertaken to determine the extent of the problem. It consists of articles with elderly cancer patients. Keyword terms included "cancer", "elderly", "aging", "geriatric", "psychiatric disorders", "psychiatric symptoms", "psychological problems", "aged >60 years", "sucidal ideation, geriatric, cancer", "suicide geriatric cancer". We conducted searches on the following databases: PubMed; PsychINFO (1980-2013); finally, 102 publications were suitable for the current review...
January 2015: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
A Karger
Depression is one of the most prevalent and debilitating diseases. In recent years there has been increased awareness of sex- and gender-specific issues in depression. This narrative review presents and discusses differences in prevalence, symptom profile, age at onset and course, comorbidity, biological and psychosocial factors, the impact of sexual stereotyping, help-seeking, emotion regulation and doctor-patient communication. Typically, women are diagnosed with depression twice as often as men, and their disease follows a more chronic course...
September 2014: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
Pier Luigi Rocco, Barbara Orbitello, Rossana P Ciano, Alberto Angarano, Matteo Balestrieri
BACKGROUND Suicidal behaviour represents a social and health-related issue of prime importance in both the general and psychiatric population. People with mental illness are at great risk of suicide, but indirect evidence suggests that the treatment of psychiatric disorders may prevent suicide. The aim of our study was to compare the risk of suicide in the population of psychiatric patients with that of the general population in Friuli Venezia-Giulia (FVG). METHOD We analyzed the suicide rates, based on the official statistical database, relating to the resident population in FVG during the years 1998-1999...
2004: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Lucas Giner, Julio A Guija
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To be able to prevent suicides, The exact magnitude of suicides must be known in order to prevent them. There is evidence that data provided on the number of suicides by the Spanish Statistical Office (Instituto Nacional de Estadística [INE]) differs from that identified by forensic pathologists. This paper aims to determine whether the INE data are to the same as those recorded by the agencies responsible for conducting autopsies in Spain (IML), and calculate the number of missing cases...
July 2014: Revista de Psiquiatrí́a y Salud Mental
R K McGee
There are certain basic principles of commuity mental health that may be demonstrated by the operation of a sucide prevention center. The most significant of these principles - that relating to the integration of each separate service into the total network of the health and welfare system of a community - can be achieved by the careful and deliberate planning of the administrative functions in the design of the service. This paper outlines a general organizational model in which the major unit is the Community Advisory Board...
April 1968: Community Mental Health Journal
M Coutaz, J Morisod
One hundred seventy patients (average age 79.9 years) with preserved cognitive faculties agreed to complete a questionnaire on the costs caused by their health conditions, the guilt they feel due to these costs, and their eventual resort to the Exit association. 48% answered that health care cost too much to the community, 10% reported feeling guilty about the potential costs generated by a consultation with their physician. 98 patients knew about the Exit association: 26% considered that resorting to Exit was a way to reduce health costs, 30% a way to avoid being an economic burden to their family and 34% a way to die with dignity...
October 3, 2012: Revue Médicale Suisse
V Jain, H Singh, S C Gupta, S Kumar
The aim of the present study was to determine the severity and relationship of depression, hopelessness & sucide intent in individuals attempting suicides. Individuals admitted to a northern India hospital emergency services between 1st Jan. '94 to 31st Dec. '94 with suicide attempt were taken up for study and assessed with the help of different tools. 79 patients were screened for the study and 56 patients were included (33 male & 23 female). Majority of the sample was below 30 years of age (82.1%). Organophosphorus consumption and drug overdose was most common (75%) psychiatric illness was present in 57% cases, depression being most common 37...
April 1999: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
T Ciuhodaru, S N Romedea, Laura Ciuhodaru
UNLABELLED: Out of all the patients with nonlethal self-injuries, only a low percentage inflict on themselves lesions that are severe enough to endanger their lives. The purpose of the paper is to analyze whether this smaller category of patients comes close to the profile of the genuine suicide or it remains within the pattern of the patients with non-lethal self-injurious behaviour. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2006, 656 patients with non-lethal autolytic acts came to the Emergency Hospital (UPU)...
July 2009: Revista Medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti Din Iaş̧i
Fátima Gysin, François Gysin
The presence and importance of the theme suicide as it appears in the full time private psychiatric practice of one psychiatrist is evaluated in a retrospective quantitative study. Of the decade 1995-2005 of private clinical practice one year, 2003, was selected its data analyzed for 40% of all patients followed in 2003. The treatment of the simple patients was covered by a specific health insurance that had a contractual link to the psychiatrist. Prevalence and incidence of suicidality as a theme were established on the background of the caracteristics of the clinical activity in the examined psychiatric office: diagnostics, number of visits and duration of treatment...
September 2007: Acta Médica Portuguesa
Volkhard A J Kempf, Annette Schairer, Diana Neumann, Guntram A Grassl, Kirsten Lauber, Maria Lebiedziejewski, Martin Schaller, Pierre Kyme, Sebastian Wesselborg, Ingo B Autenrieth
Bartonella henselae causes the vasculoproliferative disorders bacillary angiomatosis and peliosis probably resulting from the release of vasculoendothelial growth factor (VEGF) from infected epithelial or monocytic host cells. Here we demonstrate that B. henselae in addition to VEGF induction was also capable of inhibiting the endogenous sucide programme of monocytic host cells. Our results show that B. henselae inhibits pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC)-induced apoptosis in Mono Mac 6 cells. B. henselae was observed to be present in a vacuolic compartment of Mono Mac 6 cells...
January 2005: Cellular Microbiology
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July 17, 1965: British Medical Journal (1857-1980)
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April 1965: American Journal of Psychotherapy
S J Kleegman
QUESTION: A Washington newsletter recently reprinted from another publication the story of a white, previously childless, married woman who supposedly bore a black baby after being artifically inseminated with sperm from a "sperm bank." The woman reportedly committed suicide after the birth. I was not aware of the existence of such banks and would like information about their operation, and whether such an incident as reported could possibly have occurred. ANSWER: This question interests me enormously, for I was one of the pioneer investigators in therapeutic donor insemination...
March 6, 1972: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
M W Wiederman, R A Sansone, L A Sansone
The results of past research have demonstrated apparent links between suicidality and a history of sexual abuse or physical abuse. However, the relative predictive power of such abuse histories in explaining sucidality remains unknown, as does the potential relationship between sucidality and emotional abuse, physical neglect, and witnessing violence. In the current study, 151 women who presented for nonemergent medical care indicated whether they had experienced each of five types of abuse and whether they had ever attempted suicide...
1998: Violence and Victims
R Noyes
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November 1968: Journal of the Iowa Medical Society
E S Paykel, M N Dienelt
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October 1971: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
S Soreff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1972: Journal of the Maine Medical Association
M K Aleksandrowicz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1975: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
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