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Louis Appleby

Suicide And Homicide Rates In Mental Health Patients Revealed

Suicide rates among people with mental illness in England and Wales have fallen over the last decade, latest figures show. The 2011 Annual Report was published by The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry (NCI) into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness. A full-text version of this report is available for free. Check […]

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Patients With Eating Disorders Have An Elevated Rate Of Death

Individuals who have eating disorders have an elevated mortality rate, especially those with anorexia nervosa (AN), according to a meta-analysis of previous studies, reported in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The research was carried out by Jon Arcelus, L.M.S., M.Sc., M.R.C.Psych., Ph.D., from Leicester General Hospital in […]

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Douglas J. Wiebe, PhD

Veterans Who Survive Suicide Have Heightened Mortality Risk Due To Future Suicide And Disease

An estimated 18 American military veterans take their own lives every day – thousands each year – and those numbers are steadily increasing. Even after weathering the stresses of military life and the terrors of combat, these soldiers find themselves overwhelmed by the transition back into civilian life. Many have already survived one suicide attempt, […]

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Trauma-Informed Care Improves Behavioral And Emotional Health Of Children

According to data released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), children and youth affected by traumatic events improve their functioning in community-based “system of care” programs. Traumatic events can include witnessing or experiencing physical or sexual abuse; violence in families and communities; natural disasters; wartime events and terrorism; accidental or […]

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Researcher William E. Shiels, DO

Adolescents Who Engage in Self-Injurious Behaviors Need Quick And Targeted Multi-Disciplinary Intervention

While the disturbing act of self-injury is nothing new to adolescents, researchers and physicians at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have identified a more severe type of behavior that is raising some concern among medical professionals. Often misdiagnosed, ignored, and under-reported, Self-Embedding Behavior (SEB) is a form of self-injurious behavior that involves inserting foreign objects into soft […]

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Deaths And Poisonings Due To Narcotic Medication Abuse Is A National Epidemic

Unintentional overdose deaths in teens and adults have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. In some 20 states in 2007 the number of unintentional drug poisoning deaths exceeded either motor vehicle crashes or suicides – two of the leading causes of injury death. Prescription opioid pain medications are driving this overdose epidemic. Opioid pain medications […]

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