Posts Tagged ‘suicide risk’

By On July 25th, 2018

Does internet addiction increase your risk of suicide?

Internet addiction is still a relatively new and poorly understood condition, but there is growing evidence it could have severe implications for someone’s life – including a higher risk of suicide. A new review of 23 studies involving more than 270,000 found that internet addiction may be linked to higher rates of suicidal ideation and…


By On July 3rd, 2018

People with binge eating disorder face higher risk of suicide

Binge eating disorder (BED) has been tied to numerous serious health issues, including heart disease, depression, and diabetes. Now, a study shows it may also increase a person’s risk for suicide. Other eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, have been previously linked to increased suicide risk, but the issue remains largely unstudied among those…


By On September 26th, 2016

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Eating Disorders Can Be Deadly

Eating disorders are the most deadly class of mental illness a person can live with. Not only can the effects of an eating disorder like anorexia or binge eating disorder take a life-threatening toll on a person’s body, but those who live with these disorders also face a high risk for suicide. September is Suicide…


By On February 18th, 2016

Schizophrenia Drastically Increases Suicide Risk

New research from the University of Toronto shows schizophrenia may significantly increase the risk of attempting suicide, especially in women, people with a history of substance abuse, and those who were abused as children. According to the results, the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among individuals with schizophrenia was 39.2 percent, compared to just 2.8…


By On June 13th, 2014

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders Greatly Increase The Risk of Suicide Attempts in Bipolar Disorder Patients

A new report finds that patients with bipolar disorder combined with a substance abuse disorder are twice as likely to attempt suicide as those without a substance abuse disorder. The findings from the systematic review, “underline the importance of prevention, early detection, and aggressive treatment of [alcohol and substance abuse disorders] in individuals with [bipolar…


By On April 16th, 2014

Depressive Behaviors Linked To Suicide Risk in Bipolar Disorder Patients

The results of a large Swedish study suggest that previous suicide attempts, recent affective episodes, and recent psychiatric inpatient care are the best indicators that a patient with bipolar disorder may attempt suicide. This could potentially improve opportunities for intervention before suicide attempts occur, and implies that clinicians should “pay attention to the risk of…


By On June 28th, 2013

Cyberbullying Increases Suicide Risk

When I was a kid, being bullied was a very different experience than it is today.  The efforts of bullies were limited to the tools of that time which included talking negatively about you, writing notes, and physical intimidation.  Today bullies have the internet doing their dirty work for them 24/7.  Cyberbullying ups the stakes…

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