• News by Topic

  • News by Topic

  • Relationships news

  • Mind and body

    "Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and be vibrantly alive in repose."

    --Gandhi

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.

Vote!

Suicide Risk Remains Elevated for Years After Discharge From Psychiatric Hospital

Patients admitted into psychiatric hospitals because of suicidal thoughts and behaviors are known to be at a particularly heightened risk of suicide upon discharge. A report published today in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that suicide risk is markedly elevated in all patients after psychiatric hospital discharge, even those with no reported history of suicidal thoughts. “It has been argued that a way of combating post-discharge suicide is to focus on individual patients with clinical characteristics that signify a high suicide risk. However, the very high suicide rates calculated in this study and...

read more...

Share |

Published By: Psychiatric News - Wednesday, 31 May

Copyright © 2016 Psychology One. All rights reserved. This site is for education & information purposes. This site is not a substitute for professional psychological, medical or psychiatric treatment.