Suicide

Genetic variants for autism-linked to higher rates of self-harm and childhood maltreatment

People with a higher genetic likelihood of autism are more likely to report higher childhood maltreatment, self-harm and suicidal thoughts according to a new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Suicide attempts by self-poisoning have more than doubled in teens, young adults

A new study by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center has evaluated the incidence and outcomes from intentional suspected-suicide self-poisoning in...

Research shows increase in youth suicide attempts

According to a new Vanderbilt study, the number of youngsters hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has doubled since 2008. The study observed drifts in an emergency...

New drug rapidly reduces suicidal thoughts

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found Ketamine- an anesthetic drug, which was significantly more effective than a commonly used sedative in reducing...

The iceberg model of self-harm

Scientists at the University of Oxford used national data on suicide, together with data on hospital-presenting self-harm from five hospitals and data on self-harm in...

How Machines Can Help Identify Suicidal Behaviour

Machine learning gives the computer the ability to learn without programming explicitly. Various scientists taking advantages of it. Similarly, Scientists from the Cincinnati Children's...