The APA's historic Position Statement provides guidance for psychiatrists in the face of a rapidly changing landscape of social values and expectations of medical services. Details here.
A personal account of a psychiatrist whose brother died by suicide.
A review of smartphone tools for suicide prevention and recommendations for clinicians.
Here’s a very unscientific survey of this year’s most meaningful issues is psychiatry. Quite a year.
Recent studies demonstrate the far-reaching effects of childhood trauma related to depression and suicidality in adulthood. The evidence to support these associations is presented here.
Here: a review of issues related to assessment of patients for suicide risk in the ED -- and an overview of emerging approaches and research that one day will lead to more reliable assessment and interventions based more on science than on art or luck.
Are you aware of this newly identified risk factor for suicide?
Useful information about mood disorders in 3 key areas—bipolar disorder, comorbid ADHD and depression, and suicide risk.
Here: a brief review of the literature on postvention efforts; the effects on the victim’s caregivers; and a guide to resources to help manage survivors’ and caregivers’ emotions and dread.
One would easily imagine from a recent TV report that psychiatrically ill and suicidal students are routinely being shipped off to hospitals and removed from their colleges without due process or discussion.