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A better term for "high risk"? by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression At a recent workshop I presented, a senior colleague commented that our clinical vernacular needs a more apt phrase than "high risk" to describe individuals whose clinical a ... Read on »
A better term for “high risk”? by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression At a recent workshop I presented, a senior colleague commented that our clinical vernacular needs a more apt phrase than “high risk” to describe individuals whose clinical ... Read on »
Affective and behavioral dysregulation are key in adolescent suicide attempts by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression In a 6-month follow-up study of 119 hospitalized adolescents, Yen and colleagues found that many traditional risk factors including psychiatric diagnoses and past attempts ... Read on »
Caine quoted in N.Y. Times Article on Midlife Suicide by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Eric Caine, the chair of our Psychiatry department and co-director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, was quoted in a N.Y. Times article last week ch ... Read on »
Clinical reflections on Army’s approach in interactive suicide prevention video by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A colleague pointed me to a Washington Post articl e describing an interactive suicide prevention video the Army has produced and will make mandatory for all soldiers.   I ... Read on »
Core principles in treating suicidal patients by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression James Fowler does it again. He has just published another terrific and useful paper, "Core principles in treating suicidal patients." This makes a terrific companion piece ... Read on »
Death and suicide on the web by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A friend pointed me to an article (found via a post at Think Christian ) titled, “The Web Is The Worst Place to Grieve.” The article, published in a conservative-liberta ... Read on »
Description of Golden Gate Bridge Barrier by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression My last two posts focused on means restriction–the aim of preventing suicide by reducing a person’s access to a quick and lethal suicide method.    The Golden Gate Bridge ... Read on »
Emotion Regulation Difficulties, Youth– Adult Relationships, and Suicide Attempts Among High... by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression My colleagues and I conducted a study examining associations between self-reported suicide attempts, emotion regulation difficulties, and trusted youth–adult relationships ... Read on »
Health Affairs: Dr. Ashley Clayton reflects on care she received as a teenager by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression If my recent post on Patient and Family Centered Responses to Suicide Risk  interested you–or if it didn't–I highly recommend an article by Dr. Ashley Clayton published th ... Read on »
Helping at-risk patients who rarely show up by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From early on in my quest to understand the unique challenges mental health professionals face in working with patients at risk for suicide, I’ve wondered aloud about the ... Read on »
Helping at-risk patients who rarely show up by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression From early on in my quest to understand the unique challenges mental health professionals face in working with patients at risk for suicide, I've wondered aloud about the th ... Read on »
Interesting qualitative study about military mental health professionals on deployment by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A group of US and UK colleagues have published an interesting qualitative study about the challenges and resiliency of military mental health professionals (MMHPs). They h ... Read on »
Interesting qualitative study about military mental health professionals on deployment by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A group of US and UK colleagues have published an interesting qualitative study about the challenges and resiliency of military mental health professionals (MMHPs). They had ... Read on »
Is post-diagnosis suicide risk in cancer patients related to psychological or physical factors? by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I have been thinking and learning a lot about suicide risk in cancer patients because I am working with some colleagues in cancer control and prevention to identify and re ... Read on »
Longitudinal analysis of SAD PERSONS scale by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression As readers here know, I’m  not a fan  of using SAD PERSONS as a “scale.” Some clever colleagues in Manitoba, Canada studied over 4,000 consecutive emergency department ref ... Read on »
Means restriction and impulsivity in fantastic NY Times piece by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I have mentioned quite a few NY Times articles in this blog because I think they cover suicide really well.   Last month they published a piece in the NY Times Magazine th ... Read on »
New on the Web: Suicide Prevention News and Comment by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Franklin Cook has started a suicide prevention news blog that looks very promising.   Suicide Prevention News and Comment (SPNAC) is still young– less than a month old–but ... Read on »
New on the Web: Suicide Prevention News and Comment by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Franklin Cook has started a suicide prevention news blog that looks very promising.   Suicide Prevention News and Comment (SPNAC) is still young-- less than a month old--but ... Read on »
New York Times article about elder suicide by Dr. Tony P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The New York Times does a good job raising public awareness about suicide prevention.   Today, they’ve published an article bout suicide in older adults.   Read the full ... Read on »