Saturday January 19, 2019

ADD: Most Common Diagnosis in Child Suicides

Nearly a third of the children aged 5 to 11 who were considered for the study had a known mental health problem.

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A new study suggests that ADD is the most common diagnosis in child suicides

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This article originally appeared on Medical Daily. Suicide is always a hard topic to address, and losing a child to suicide can be especially difficult for a family to comprehend. Although many individuals who choose to take their own lives often suffer from depression, a new study has found that attention deficit disorder (ADD) is actually….repubhubembed{display:none;}


  • Enakshi Roy Chowdhury

    Children are being affected with mental problem named ADD because in today’s world we do not come back home and get our mother waiting for us with our food ready, we do not get to see our dad days after days. This is pushing the children towards loneliness and hence ADD

  • Antara

    We should pay heed to the mental wellbeing of the children of such tender age!

  • Aakash Mandyal

    In this world of Globalization we are moving too fast. We are in a rat race. Children are delicate matter to understand and parents are the one who can counsel them. There is no need to bring children to counsellors if parents shows empathy.

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  • Enakshi Roy Chowdhury

    Children are being affected with mental problem named ADD because in today’s world we do not come back home and get our mother waiting for us with our food ready, we do not get to see our dad days after days. This is pushing the children towards loneliness and hence ADD

  • Antara

    We should pay heed to the mental wellbeing of the children of such tender age!

  • Aakash Mandyal

    In this world of Globalization we are moving too fast. We are in a rat race. Children are delicate matter to understand and parents are the one who can counsel them. There is no need to bring children to counsellors if parents shows empathy.

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Risk Of Suicide Quadruples With Cancer: Study

The results could be used to help identify patients who may be at a higher risk for suicide and help health care providers tailor their treatments accordingly.

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While the risk of suicide decreases five years after a diagnosis, the risk remains high for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma and testicular cancer.

People with cancer are over four times more likely to commit suicide than people without the deadly disease, finds a study.

According to researchers from the Penn State Cancer Institute in Pennsylvania, while a lot of progress has been made in treating cancer, not as much research has been put into how cancer affects patients mentally and emotionally.

“Even though cancer is one of the leading causes of death, most cancer patients do not die from cancer, the patients usually die of another cause,” said Nicholas Zaorsky, radiation oncologist at the Penn State Cancer Institute.

“There are multiple competing risks for death, and one of them is suicide. Distress and depression can arise from cancer diagnosis, treatment, financial stress, and other causes. Ultimately, distress and depression may lead to suicide. Our goal was to quantify the risk of suicide among cancer patients,” he added.

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The study, published in the Nature Communications journal, the team compared the risk of suicide in eight million patients who had been diagnosed with cancer and those without.

They found that among people with cancer, males, patients who were diagnosed at a younger age, patients with lung, head, neck and testicular cancer, and lymphomas were more likely to commit suicide.

While the risk of suicide decreases five years after a diagnosis, the risk remains high for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma and testicular cancer.

“Treatments for some cancers — like leukemia and testicular cancer among adolescents and young adults, for example — can decrease a patient’s fertility, and that seems to be one of the risks for suicide in the long term,” Zaorsky said.

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“In contrast, elderly patients who are diagnosed with lung, prostate and head and neck cancers, are at an increased risk of suicide for the remainder of their life.”

The results could be used to help identify patients who may be at a higher risk for suicide and help health care providers tailor their treatments accordingly. (IANS)