suicide

Why teens take risks: it’s not a deficit in brain development
Why teens take risks: it’s not a deficit in brain development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A popular theory in recent neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex – and its weak connectivity with brain reward regions – explains teenagers’ seemingly impulsive and risky behaviour. But an extensive literature review to be published in ... Read More »

Bullied primary school children are falling behind in learning
Bullied primary school children are falling behind in learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New work from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has uncovered that one in three boys and one in four girls aged 8 to 9 years are experiencing weekly bullying at their primary school. The new results, published in Academic ... Read More »

Self harm on the increase in young people
Self harm on the increase in young people (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Self harm among young Australians is on the increase, and more needs to be done to understand and address the problem. This is the call from Garry King, a researcher from Griffith’s Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention. He says that ... Read More »

Suicide a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries
Suicide a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in many developed countries. Griffith’s Professor David Ellwood has called for more research to be done to understand the causes and how these tragic deaths can be prevented. Professor Ellwood, from the Menzies ... Read More »

Can a tweet or a status update indicate suicide risk?
Can a tweet or a status update indicate suicide risk? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute are using digital technologies to target groups most at risk of mental illiness, including young people and those living in regional, rural and remote areas. Nearly 60% of Australians with symptoms of mental ... Read More »

Parental History of Suicide Attempt Associated with Increased Risk in Kids
Parental History of Suicide Attempt Associated with Increased Risk in Kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A suicide attempt by a parent increased the odds nearly 5-fold that a child would attempt suicide, according to a report published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Other studies have established that suicidal behaviour can run in families but few studies have ... Read More »

Sport to reduce depression and suicide rates in young men
Sport to reduce depression and suicide rates in young men (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

UOW has teamed up with Movember on a multi-million dollar first-of-its-kind project, involving six of Australia’s major sporting organisations, which aims to address mental health issues among adolescent male athletes. The Movember Foundation awarded UOW almost $2 million over the next ... Read More »

Gender identity and mental health
Gender identity and mental health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An Australian-first La Trobe University study of gender diverse and transgender young people has revealed high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety. The beyondblue-funded report – From Blues to Rainbows – found that half were diagnosed with depression and two ... Read More »

Predicting teen suicide
Predicting teen suicide (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Health practitioners will be better equipped to predict self-harm or suicide attempts in adolescents as a result of a University of Queensland study on psychosis in young people. The UQ Centre for Clinical Research’s Associate Professor James Scott said the ... Read More »

Father’s age at childbearing associated with psychiatric, academic problems in kids
Father’s age at childbearing associated with psychiatric, academic problems in kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An Indiana University study in collaboration with medical researchers from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm has found that advancing paternal age at childbearing can lead to higher rates of psychiatric and academic problems in offspring than previously estimated. Examining an immense ... Read More »

 
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