Claims are spreading across social media that a goal of zero suicides can be achieved by radically re-organizing resources in health systems and communities. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. I thoroughly searched for evidence backing
A well-orchestrated publicity campaign for a Lancet Psychiatry article promoted the view that locked inpatient wards are ineffective in reducing suicide. This interpretation is not supported by data in the actual paper, but plays to
Among Americans, rape is the trauma that is most likely to lead to PTSD. The medical profession is becoming increasingly aware that sexual trauma represents a serious medical and mental health concern. Several years ago,
A recent article in JAMA: Psychiatry: Sun Y, Farzan F, Mulsant BH, Rajji TK, Fitzgerald PB, Barr MS, Downar J, Wong W, Blumberger DM, Daskalakis ZJ. Indicators for remission of suicidal ideation following magnetic seizure
A recent JAMA: Psychiatry article makes some important points about the difficulties addressing suicide as a public health problem before sliding into the authors’ promotion of their personal agendas. Christensen H, Cuijpers P, Reynolds CF.