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Prospective study of clinical predictors of suicidal acts after a major depressive episode in patients with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder.
TLDR
Clinicians may find it useful to assess patients' current level of pessimism, aggressive/impulsive traits, and comorbidity with substance use disorders, including nicotine-related disorders, to help identify patients at risk for suicidal behavior after major depression.
An Interactive Web-Based Method of Outreach to College Students at Risk for Suicide
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Students who engaged in online dialogues with the counselor were 3 times more likely than were those who did not to come for evaluation and enter treatment to get help.
Association of a triallelic serotonin transporter gene promoter region (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism with stressful life events and severity of depression.
TLDR
Lower expressing transporter alleles, directly and by increasing the impact of stressful life events on severity, explain 31% of the variance in major depression severity.
The relationship of childhood abuse to impulsivity and suicidal behavior in adults with major depression.
TLDR
Investigating whether a higher frequency of reported childhood trauma would be found in depressed adults with higher levels of trait impulsivity, aggression, and suicidal behavior found that subjects who reported an abuse history were more likely to have made a suicide attempt and had significantly higher impulsivity and aggression scores.
Essential Roles of Enteric Neuronal Serotonin in Gastrointestinal Motility and the Development/Survival of Enteric Dopaminergic Neurons
TLDR
Observations suggest that constitutive gastrointestinal motility depends more on neuronal than EC cell serotonin; moreover, serotonergic neurons promote development/survival of some classes of late-born enteric neurons, including dopaminergic neurons, which appear to innervate and activate in the adult ENS.
Risk factors for suicide completion in major depression: a case-control study of impulsive and aggressive behaviors in men.
TLDR
Impulsive-aggressive personality disorders and alcohol abuse/dependence were two independent predictors of suicide in major depression, and impulsive and aggressive behaviors seem to underlie these risk factors.
Religious affiliation and suicide attempt.
TLDR
Religious affiliation is associated with less suicidal behavior in depressed inpatients and greater moral objections to suicide and lower aggression level in religiously affiliated subjects may function as protective factors against suicide attempts.
Protective factors against suicidal acts in major depression: reasons for living.
TLDR
Assessment of reasons for living should be included in the evaluation of suicidal patients, because the subjective perception of stressful life events may be more germane to suicidal expression than the objective quantity of such events.
Characteristics of suicide attempts of patients with major depressive episode and borderline personality disorder: a comparative study.
TLDR
Comorbidity of borderline personality disorder with major depressive episode increases the number and seriousness of suicide attempts and Hopelessness predicted lethal intent in all three groups and predicted objective planning in the group with both disorders.
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