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CURBING PHYSICIAN SUICIDE RATES BY CHANGING THE CULTURE OF MEDICINE

What do we know about physician suicide, and how can we prevent this tragedy?

Firstly, we know that physicians are at a higher risk for suicide than the general population.  The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that there are 968,000 active physicians in the US in 2018.  About 35-40 percent of them are female.  The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention estimates that 300-400 US physicians commit suicide each year, including about 150-200 of each gender.  The total number is likely an underestimate as it is well known that some possible physician suicides end up not being recorder as such.

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND SLEEP DISORDERS

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a catch-all for autism, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger syndrome. 

ASD affects about 2 million individuals in the United States, and is 4.5 times more common in boys than in girls.ASD affects individuals to different extents. Individuals with ASD can be highly gifted or mentally challenged, but all have some challenges with socializing and communicating with others. Developmental issues associated with ASD are typically diagnosed in early childhood, but can be noticed as early as 18 months.

BECOMING A HAPPY EMPTY NESTER

What is empty nest syndrome?

Empty nest syndrome occurs when parents experience feelings of sadness and loss as their last child leaves home. Though many parents encourage and support their children in becoming independent, watching them leave is nonetheless painful. You might wake up to a shockingly quiet house, no longer filled with children who need your attention. There is plenty to miss — being involved in their daily lives, the constant sound of people around and all the time you spent taking care of their needs.

JANE FONDA WORKOUT

Love this classic Jane Fonda Workout!!!  Exercise is one of the best treatments for depression and anxiety.

RISK FACTORS FOR SUICIDE

RISK FACTORS FOR SUICIDE

by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Risk factors for suicide are characteristics or conditions that increase the chance that a person may try to take her or his life. Suicide risk tends to be highest when someone has several risk factors at the same time.

The most frequently cited risk factors for suicide are:

  • Mental disorders, in particular:
    • Depression or bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder
    • Alcohol or substance abuse or dependence
    • Schizophrenia
    • Borderline or antisocial personality disorder

RAISING AWARENESS FOR BINGE EATING DISORDER

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge Eating Disorder involves frequent overeating during a discreet period of time (at least once a week for three months), combined with lack of control and is associated with three or more of the following:
  • Eating more rapidly than normal
  • Eating until feeling uncomfortably full
  • Eating large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry
  • Eating alone because of feeling embarrassed by how much one is eating
  • Feeling disgusted with oneself, depressed, or very guilty afterward 

MOST GUN DEATHS ARE SUICIDES

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013  

Since the schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Conn., much of the nation’s attention has focused on mass shootings. But deaths involving guns are very likely to involve one victim—the shooter. 

A report in the New York Times today, drawing on statistics from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, notes that nearly 20,000 of the 30,000 deaths from guns in the United States in 2010 were suicides. 

Experts quoted by the 

FDA approves injectable drug to treat opioid-dependent patients

FDA NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate Release: Oct. 12, 2010
Media Inquiries: Shelly Burgess,  301-796-4651, shelly.burgess@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 
 888-INFO-FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approvedVivitrolto treat and prevent relapse after patients with opioid dependence have undergone detoxification treatment.Vivitrol is an extended-release formulation of naltrexone administered by intramuscular injection once a month. Naltrexone works to block opioid receptors in the brain.

PRESIDENT SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDERS ON GUN CONTROL, MENTAL HEALTH

ThuRSDAY January 17, 2013

(Wasington, DC) - Yesterday, President Obama outlined his plan to reduce gun violence across the country. The President's plan included numerous actions that the American Psychiatric Association has been advocating for over the last several years. The plan included four major legislative proposals and twenty-three executive orders, notably:

* Reinstating the ban on military-style assault weapons
* Restoring the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines
* Requiring a criminal background check for all gun sales