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When watching ‘the virgin suicides’ ≠ suicidal thoughts by yumers Posted Sun 13 Feb 2011 10:56pm Depression has always made it a bit uncomfortable for me to see a scene in a movie or other programs that included  a suicide attempt. That discomfort escalated to a point of real uneasiness after I made my own first attempt. Since then, seeing those scenes often contributed to triggering a desire to contemplate suicide. So, when a frien ... Read on »
Teen suicidal thoughts linked to sleep by bluesilk Posted Mon 04 Jan 2010 12:00am   Firstly, I was struck by this article about the correlation between teens not getting enough sleep and having suicidal impulses.  Let me see if I can find it for you… ah, here it is. An extract: As well as the higher risk of depression, those who were set a bedtime by their parents of after midnight were 20% more likely ... Read on »
A Lifetime of Suicidal Thoughts by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 5:01pm Suicide. Hear the word. Hear the comments. They’re almost automatic. “Such a selfish thing to do.”…”Don’t they realize what they’re doing to their families?”…”It’s the ultimate sin!”…and on…and on…and on… As the mother of two young adults who have each attempted suicide in times of severe illness, I understand what compelled them, ... Read on »
Suicidal thoughts by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 7:53pm 1 Comment Have your friends and family been watching you more closely than usual? Asking “How are you doing, really?” a little more often than before. Maybe it’s because the BBC ran a story last week entitled: Cancer patients ‘left suicidal’ There was a research study done that showed: A significant number of cancer patients regularly believ ... Read on »
Coroner’s Suicide Thought Piece by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted Wed 07 Oct 2009 10:01pm One in 5 or 6 people are touched by or are close to someone who has died by suicide or will die by suicide. That is a huge number. As they say, a sobering thought. I have been “touched” by suicide in the past and continue to be brushed. This Friday I will be attending a workshop for Counseling Professionals regarding suicide prevention. More p ... Read on »
Mothers with postpartum depression with suicidal thoughts and their infant interactions by Jodi K. Posted Thu 03 Sep 2009 12:00am   Contact: Ronald Rosenberg 617-358-1240 Boston University Medical Center Mothers with postpartum depression with suicidal thoughts and their infant interactions (Boston) -- The joys of motherhood for many women can also lead other new moms to experience postpartum depression ... Read on »
Bullying May Raise Risk of Suicidal Thoughts: Study by HealthFinder Posted Fri 02 Mar 2012 12:00pm healthnewslink Both victims, bullies more likely to consider taking own life by age 11. FRIDAY, March 2 (He ... Read on »
Hair loss drug causes depression and suicidal thoughts by Stephen Tvedten Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Aug 2012 11:21am Hair loss drug causes depression and suicidal thoughts Men who took the hair-loss drug Propecia (finasteride) could be suffering from depression, and even having suicidal thoughts. The reaction is very common, say researchers, and could affect the vast majority of men who took the drug, especially if they suffered from persistent sexual side ef ... Read on »
Severe Acne May Increase Suicidal Thoughts in Teens by Medline Plus Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 6:00am Researchers in Norway say depression seems to stem from skin problem itself, not acne meds By Robert Preidt Thursday, September 16, 2010 THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Increased risk of depression and suicidal thoughts among teens with severe acne may be related to the acne itself, and n ... Read on »
Simple test can detect signs of suicidal thoughts in people taking antidepressants by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted Mon 12 Apr 2010 6:24am While antidepressant medications have proven to be beneficial in helping people overcome major depression, it has long been known that a small subset of individuals taking these drugs can actually experience a worsening of mood, and even thoughts of suicide. No clinical test currently exists to make this determination, and only time usually w ... Read on »