Ten years ago, the FDA placed a black box warning on all antidepressants because of concerns that the medications increase risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in youths. It's time for the FDA reevaluate that decision.
Impact of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Suicide Risk: Implications for Assessment and Treatment
This article reviews what is known and unknown about LGBT suicide risk, discusses risk and protective factors for LGBT adolescents and adults, and provides recommendations for assessing and treating LGBT patients.
Are suicide rates higher or lower during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas? Take the quiz and learn more.
What percentage of patients hospitalized for depression eventually die by suicide? Learn more in this quiz.
In the US, suicide is a leading cause of death, ranking third among youths aged 15 to 24. Rates of suicide attempts and death are highest among US Pacific Island indigenous youths. Emergency departments play a key role in suicide prevention, especially in this and other minority populations.
Whether by traditional means or via cyberspace, bullying and peer victimization put adolescents at increased risk for suicide, especially when comorbid psychopathology is present.
Genius and madness: does one phenomenon cause the other—or do both share a common underlying factor or mechanism? How are geniuses able to accomplish “creative fits”? The author explores both questions.
Suicide is not being adequately addressed in terms of prevention, and part of that process is better education of mental health professionals and primary care physicians. More in this expert Q&A.
An expert discusses behavioral indicators and screening instruments for suicide risk.
Maltreatment at an early age casts a very long shadow. Here: a look at the long-term effects of early childhood trauma.