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Young cancer survivors have twice the risk of suicide

Survivors of cancer diagnosed before the age of 25 had a more than two-fold increased risk of suicide compared to their non-cancer peers.

Increased risk of suicide after imprisonment

The risk of suicide is highest in the first month after an inmate is set free.

High risk of suicide attempts among patients with schizophrenia

One out of two schizophrenia patients has hurt him- or herself or tried to commit suicide. A new study has identified risk factors, and they turn out to be different for women and men.

Medical practice increases the risk of suicide

Patients who have tried to kill themselves with an overdose of prescription drugs, are prescribed even more medication after the attempt.

ADHD drug does not trigger suicidal thoughts

Swedish research shows that there is no link between the ADHD medication atomoxetine and suicide.

Suicide linked to loneliness in childhood

Boys who have spent large parts of their childhood in loneliness are exposed to a higher risk of suicide in later life, according to Swedish study.

Shame, anger and vulnerability behind men’s suicides

Six young men commit suicide in Norway every month. This number has remained steady for years. Researchers are tracking down the cause.

Docs dish out pills after suicide attempts

People who attempt to poison themselves with an overdose of prescription drugs have usually had access to plenty of pills. Physicians prescribe even more of these kinds of drugs to patients who survive drug overdose suicide attempts.