Probing the Role of Impulsive Behaviors in Alcohol Misuse and Suicidality
Heavy drinking and the problematic use of alcohol are widely thought to be relevant factors in assessing an individual’s risk for suicidal behavior. It has been the role of research to investigate… Read More
Youths With Suicide- and Self Injury-Related Emergencies Are Often Missed by Standard Hospital Identification Methods
A study in a large hospital system in Southern California finds that common methods of tracking care in emergency settings are missing many children and adolescents with self-injurious thoughts and… Read More
Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”) May Have Rapid-Acting Anti-Suicidal Effects
Newly reported analysis of the results of three small clinical trials indicates that the gas nitrous oxide (N₂O) may have rapid-acting anti-suicidal effects. Nitrous oxide is often called laughing… Read More
Talk Therapy + Brain Stimulation Reduced Suicidal Ideation in Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and Treatment-Resistant Depression, Pilot Trial Shows
About 1.4% of U.S. adults (over 3 million people) experience Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in a typical year. But BPD is difficult to treat. Evidence for the effectiveness of medications… Read More
Analysis of Gene-Expression Profiles in Suicide Implicates 5 Genes and Several Biological Mechanisms
Two of the most important goals in suicide research are developing methods of predicting individual risk and identifying measures that might contribute to prevention. Read More