YouTube’s darker sideDo you talk to your pediatric patients about what they are watching on YouTube and other video sites? Maybe you should be.
Why kids and teens commit suicide (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent study published in Pediatrics that examined why kids and teens are committing suicide; how they are doing it; and what groups were most likely to do it.
Game-changing depression drug on horizon
Game-changing depression drug on horizonFDA recently granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for esketamine (Janssen Research & Development), an investigational medication to treat major depressive disorder with imminent risk for suicide.
Why you should screen for suicide risk oftenSuicide has jumped form the third to the second leading cause of death for teens, and the AAP says pediatricians are uniquely positioned to spot risk factors that could lead to suicidal ideation or behaviors.
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.
Physician-assisted suicide up for debateWhat role should physicians have in states where assisted suicide is allowed?
Suicides rise sharply among black childrenSuicides among black children aged 5 to 11 years have increased significantly over the past 2 decades while suicide rates among white children have decreased significantly, a new study shows. Both trends have been masked by an overall stable suicide rate among elementary school-aged children.
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.
Nurses are on the front line in treating, recognizing mental illnessAlthough every nurse receives basic education for caring for psychiatric patients, the complexity of patient care continues to be a challenge.
After drug warning, teen suicide attempts jumpSuicide attempts among teenagers rose almost 22% after US Food and Drug Administration warnings about antidepressants led to a drop in prescribing the drugs, new data reveal.