Recently, on the Journal of Medical Internet and Research (IF: 5,175), an English research group published a systematic review about self-harm, suicidal behaviours and cyberbullying, in people younger than 25 years. Many research studies are available about the association between electronic bullying and suicidal behaviors in this population at risk, and the review tries to systematize the existing literature about this topic. Briefly, victims of cyberbullying seem to be at a greater risk of self-harm and suicidal behaviors.
Young people suffering from mental illness are at higher risk for suicide than their healthy peers. A recent study published on JAMA Psychiatry, performed by a group of researchers from Hong Kong University, reports about the impact of an Early Intervention Service on suicide rate. While it is widely acknowledged that early interventions improve short-term outcomes in schizophrenia, this study is specifically focused on suicide reduction in the long term (12 years follow up) and main risk factors for early and late suicide.
Chan SKW, Chan SWY, Pang HH, et al. Association of an Early Intervention Service for Psychosis With Suicide Rate Among Patients With First-Episode Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders. JAMA Psychiatry.2018;75(5):458–464. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.0185
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