This longitudinal cohort study compares rates of self-harm, unintentional injury, and suicide in patients with bipolar disorder prescribed lithium, valproate sodium, olanzapine, or quetiapine fumarate.
This Viewpoint discusses the false dichotomy of separating suicides from fatal self-injurious acts that are labeled “accidents” or “unintentional” deaths.
Schoenbaum et al present data on prevalence, trends, and basic sociodemographic and Army experience correlates of suicides and accident deaths among active duty Regular Army soldiers between 2004 and 2009. They analyze predictors using Army and Department of Defense administrative data systems. See the Editorial by Friedman.
Grant et al determine aspects of claims processes that claimants to transport accident and workers’ compensation schemes find stressful and whether such stressful experiences are associated with poorer long-term recovery.
Chang et al estimate the association between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the risk of serious transport accidents and explore the extent to which ADHD medication influences this risk among patients with ADHD.
This population epidemiology study uses data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to compare trends and patterns of mortality from self-injury with those from diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, and kidney disease between 1999 and 2014.
This population-based cohort study finds that a first self-poisoning episode is a strong predictor of subsequent suicide and premature death.