Introduction: Risk Factors, Pharmacological Interventions, and Sequelae of Suicidal BehaviorDecember 31st 2014
The articles in this Special Report address suicidal behavior in the context of the role of sexual identity, the effects of antidepressants and lithium on suicidal behavior, and clinicians’ reactions in the aftermath of suicide.
The Relationship Between Antidepressant Initiation and Suicide RiskDecember 31st 2014
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 TreatmentDecember 31st 2014
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.
The Selfie in the Digital Age: From Social Media to SextingDecember 25th 2014
Because of the widespread use of selfies by young people in social media and digital communication, it is important to examine the psychology behind the selfie as well as ways mental health professionals can talk to adolescents and their parents about these issues.