suicide risk

On the AAP's latest clinical report on teen suicideI want to commend the new Clinical Report, “Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents,” issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence. The lead author, Benjamin Shain, MD, and the Committee wrote a clear, concise, well-referenced report that is highly relevant to the practicing primary care pediatrician.
Germanwings pilot may have had vision problemsRecent reports have revealed that 27-year-old Germanwings pilot, Andreas Lubitz, sought treatment for vision problems before he crashed a plane into the French Alps, killing himself and the 149 passengers and crewmembers.
PODCAST: Unintended consequencesMark Olfson, MD, MPH discusses the recent study by Lu et al on black box warnings for antidepressants and suicide attempts in young people.
Self-injury: Why teens do it, how to helpPediatricians are most likely the first clinicians to discover that a teenager is engaging in self-harming behavior, and it’s their evaluation of the context and severity of the self-injury as well as their empathetic relationship with the patient that sets the stage for treatment.