Suicide

Overemphasis on Performance and Achievement Hurting Medical Students

Overemphasis on Performance and Achievement Hurting Medical Students

An intense culture of performance and achievement, coupled with ever-growing expectations is causing distress — if not mental illness — in medical students.

Risks Associated With Neuropathic Pain Treatment

Risks Associated With Neuropathic Pain Treatment

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Death and serious outcomes resulting from overdose or poisoning from drugs used to treat depression more than doubled during the last decade and a half, found a recent study, with amitriptyline topping the list.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Considering Cultural Differences

Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Considering Cultural Differences

Despite the clear role of culture in suicidal behavior, it is often neglected by clinicians.

Tool Developed by the AMA to Help Identify Physician Distress

Tool Developed by the AMA to Help Identify Physician Distress

Physicians should take action to standardize care-seeking within their organization, including encouraging colleagues to take time off for vacation and sick leave.

Link Between Chronic Pain and Suicide in Elderly Men

Link Between Chronic Pain and Suicide in Elderly Men

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"Having 5 or more health systems affected by disease over the study period increased by >11 times the risk of suicide, and the presence of this multiplicity of morbidities accounts for about ¾ of the deaths by suicide [in the current sample]," the authors wrote in their publication.

Dealing With Suicidality-Associated Psychological Pain

Dealing With Suicidality-Associated Psychological Pain

"The clinician's role is to understand the nature, magnitude, intensity, and frequency of that pain."

Individuals With Arthritis and Chronic Pain at Higher Risk of Committing Suicide

Individuals With Arthritis and Chronic Pain at Higher Risk of Committing Suicide

Odds of a suicide attempt were higher in arthritis patients experiencing chronic pain.

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