Which patients are at greatest risk for premature death following discharge?
There are no simple solutions to the plight of the terminally ill patient. With commentary by Cynthia Geppert, MD.
It would be logical to attribute the surge of suicides in the military to simultaneous prolonged engagement in combat, repeated deployments, and attendant stress. But studies have failed to connect deployments to suicide risk.
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?