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PTSD Drug May Do More Harm Than Good

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may actually be harmful, a new study suggests. The high blood pressure drug prazosin is sometimes used to treat PTSD-related nightmares…

The Jobs That Carry the Highest Suicide Risk

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of suicide among U.S. workers has jumped 34 percent since 2000, and certain occupations seem to be riskier than others, government health researchers report. Those most at risk: men with…

1 in 5 College Students So Stressed They Consider Suicide

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- College can be so stressful that many students think about killing themselves, and some even try, a new study suggests. Among more than 67,000 students surveyed, over 20 percent said they experienced…

Soldiers' Suicide Attempts Often Come Without Prior Mental Health Diagnosis

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. Army soldiers who attempt suicide have no prior diagnosis of a mental health issue, new research shows, and such histories may not be a good predictor of a soldier's suicide risk. "The…

U.S. Deaths From Suicide, Drugs Surpass Diabetes

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are now dying from suicide and drug overdoses combined than from diabetes, a new report reveals. In 2016, there were 29 deaths from suicide or drug overdose per 100,000 Americans, compared…

U.S. Deaths From Suicide, Drugs Surpass Diabetes

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are now dying from suicide and drug overdoses combined than from diabetes, a new report reveals. In 2016, there were 29 deaths from suicide or drug overdose per 100,000 Americans, compared…

U.S. Suicide Rates on the Rise

THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide rates are soaring across America, a new government report shows. Between 1999 and 2016, 25 states saw suicide rates jump more than 30 percent. There was variation: They rose by just under…

Race May Play Role in Kids' Suicide Risk

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's generally assumed that suicide is more common among white kids in the United States than their black peers. But that's not the case among 5- to 12-year-olds, new research shows. Black children…

Big Rise Seen in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a troubling sign that anxiety and depression are taking hold of America's youth, new research shows a doubling since 2008 in the number of kids and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted…

Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a small, early study, a nasal spray containing the club drug ketamine appears to quickly help ease depression and even curb thoughts of suicide. Psychiatrists were cautiously optimistic about…

CDC Probes Troubling Rise in Suicide Among Utah Teens

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Between 2011 and 2015, the rate of suicide for Utah's teens -- mostly boys -- more than doubled and greatly outpaced the national average for these tragedies, a new report finds. Overall, 150 suicides…

'Cutting,' Self-Harm Greatly Raise Suicide Risk for Teens

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young people treated for self-inflicted injuries face a far higher-than-average risk of suicide in the next year, a new study finds. Among teenagers and young adults diagnosed with a "self-harm"…