Suicide is a grave public health concern, with profound psychiatric implications. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry provides an in-depth exploration of the factors leading to suicidal ideation and attempts, emphasizing prevention, intervention, and postvention strategies. Our expert editors curate content that sheds light on the complexities of this issue, ensuring psychiatrists are equipped with the knowledge to offer timely and compassionate care to those at risk.
Social Media Images Can Predict Suicide Risk Using Interpretable Large Language-Vision Models
Recent studies predicting signs of suicide risk from social media using artificial intelligence have been limited by methodological and conceptual factors. This study presents an interpretable prediction model of clinically valid suicide risk from images.
Facebook, Instagram Sued by 33 States Over Harm to Youth Mental Health
Dozens of states filed a lawsuit against Meta, asserting that their social media apps damage the mental health of teens and children.
Dual Orexin Receptor Antagonists and Suicide Risk: Findings From the WHO Spontaneous Reporting Database
According to the WHO pharmacovigilance database, suicidal behavior was 1.3 times more frequent than expected with dual orexin receptor antagonists and 4.7 times more frequent for Z-drugs; data on lemborexant were sparse.
Recent JCP Articles
Suicide Attempts in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: An Analysis of the Korean National Health Insurance Database
The common risk factors for suicide attempts may not directly apply to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) due to their group-specific characteristics. This study aimed to identify risk factors for suicide attempts in patients with ALS.
Risk of All-Cause and Suicide Death in Patients With Schizophrenia: An Entire-Population Longitudinal Study in Taiwan
Females, patients with connective tissue disorders, and those aged 20 years or younger were especially impacted by the effect of schizophrenia on increasing mortality.
Suicide and All-Cause Mortality Within 1 Year After a Suicide Attempt in the VigilanS Cohort
One in 100 people who attempted suicide died by suicide within 1 year; men aged 45 years or older were at greater risk than other demographic groups.
Recent PCC Articles
An Umbrella Systematic Review of Seasonality in Mood Disorders and Suicide Risk: The Impact on Demand for Primary Behavioral Health Care and Acute Psychiatric Services
There is a summer peak for many aspects of mental health activity, particularly in terms of acute hospital utilization and suicidality.
Severe Amnesia and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms After a Suicide Attempt by Charcoal Burning
This report describes a case of severe amnesia and neuropsychiatric symptoms after a suicide attempt by charcoal burning.
Gender Dysphoria in Pediatric and Transitional-Aged Youth Hospitalized for Suicidal Behaviors: A Cross-National Inpatient Study
A high prevalence of psychiatric comorbidities exists in individuals with gender dysphoria and hospitalized for suicidal behavior. This study evaluated the demographic factors and comorbidities that predict gender dysphoria in these individuals.
Front of Mind News
A Psychiatrist Revisits His Mother's Suicide to Find Healing, Insight
In his new book, Richard Brockman, MD discusses how his career in psychiatry has been deeply influenced by his own mother's suicide.
Study: Intravenous Ketamine Vs. Intranasal Esketamine
A study finds intravenous ketamine as effective but more cost-efficient than FDA-approved esketamine in treatment-resistant depression.
5 Minute Pearls: Ketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression and Suicidal Ideation
Dr. Christina Cusin reviews ketamine for depression and suicidality, including patient suitability, administration, treatment duration, and drug compatibility.
The Weekly Mind Reader: Laughing Gas for Suicide Prevention
Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, shows potential in patients who have treatment-resistant depression with suicidal ideation.
Suicide Mortality Spiked 48% in 20 Years, New CDC Data Shows
CDC data exposes a 48% surge in US suicide rates from 1999 to 2020, reflecting a complex crisis impacted by age, gender, and methods.