Dr. Huguet used the NVDRS, the Department of Defense Casualty Analysis Survey (DCAS), the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) veteran population estimates from 2003-2010.
The study showed that parental history of suicidal behaviors and adoptive mother’s psychiatric hospitalizations, in combination, contributed to adoptee’s risk for suicidal behavior.
Over 90% of men and women who deliberately harm themselves meet the criteria for a mental disorder diagnosis at the time of their self-harm.
Risk of moving from NSSI to any ideation or attempts is predicted by frequent self-injurious behavior (more than 20 times) and having been in clinical treatment at some time prior to the assessment.
Dr. Bagge demonstrated that people are at increased risk for a suicide attempt while they are drinking (especially when drinking heavily) and soon after experiencing a negative life event.
Dr. Cynthia Bulik used her AFSP Distinguished Investigator Grant to learn more by comparing people with different types of eating disorders in terms of deliberate self-harm with or without suicide intent.
Utilizing SPI during crisis calls provides suicidal individuals, particularly those who are not currently in psychiatric treatment, access to an evidence-based clinical intervention that can greatly reduce suicide risk.
Wouldn't it be great if a doctor could test your genes and prescribe the best medication for treating depression? That’s what Dr. Greg Ordway has been working towards with his AFSP Distinguished Investigator Grant.
While suicide is relatively uncommon, the suicide rate for middle aged white men has gone up since 1979, and the same is true for middle aged white women since 2000.
Dr. Ahearn reviewed records of 1306 veterans treated for bipolar disorder over six years. Patients taking lithium and divalproex together had the absolute lowest rate of suicide attempts.