Scientific News and Reading Suggestions #15

Two hints about suicidology and suicide prevention recently published on high impact medical research journals: BMJ and World Psychiatry. They both talk about suicide mortality after discharge from psychiatric hospitals. 

Here following the themes developed:

  • Suicide, substance use and natural causes are respectively the most important causes of mortality in the first year post discharge from psychiatric hospitals (Large M; on BMJ)
  • Decline in suicide mortality after psychiatric hospitalization for depression in Finland between 1991 and 2014 (Aaltonen KI; on World Psychiatry)

People suffering from psychiatric diseases have higher mortality rate, and this is particularly true for those who have been admitted in a psychiatric hospital and then discharged. It is known that suicide risk is higher in the first 3 months after discharge and remains high through the entire first year (see our previous reading suggestion from JAMA).


Sources:

To know more you can find the articles on  BMJ and World Psychiatry website at these links: 


Looking forward to sharing with you
the next scientific news and reading suggestions!


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