Navigation Links
Suicidal thoughts among college students more common than expected
Date:8/17/2008

BOSTON More than half of 26,000 students across 70 colleges and universities who completed a survey on suicidal experiences reported having at least one episode of suicidal thinking at some point in their lives. Furthermore, 15 percent of students surveyed reported having seriously considered attempting suicide and more than 5 percent reported making a suicide attempt at least once in their lifetime.

Presenting Sunday at the 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, psychologist David J. Drum, PhD, and co-authors at the University of Texas at Austin reported their findings from a Web-based survey conducted by the National Research Consortium of Counseling Centers in Higher Education. The survey was administered in the spring of 2006 and gathered information about a range of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among college students. The survey was reviewed by the participating campus counseling directors as well as two experts in suicidology.

Six percent of undergraduates and 4 percent of graduate students reported seriously considering suicide within the 12 months prior to answering the survey. Therefore, the researchers posit, at an average college with 18,000 undergraduate students, some 1,080 undergraduates will seriously contemplate taking their lives at least once within a single year. Approximately two-thirds of those who contemplate suicide will do so more than once in a 12-month period.

The majority of students described their typical episode of suicidal thinking as intense and brief, with more than half the episodes lasting one day or less. The researchers found that, for a variety of reasons, more than half of students who experienced a recent suicidal crisis did not seek professional help or tell anyone about their suicidal thoughts.

The researchers used separate samples of undergraduate and graduate students. College sizes ranged from 820 to 58,156 students, with 17,752 being the averag
'/>"/>

Contact: Pam Willenz
pwillenz@apa.org
202-336-5707
American Psychological Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Epilepsy Drugs Can Cause Suicidal Tendencies, FDA Panel Finds
2. Insomnia in parents can result in sleep problems, suicidal behavior among their offspring
3. Poor sleep linked to suicidal behavior among children and adolescents with depressive episodes
4. Asthma Associated With Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts
5. FDA Warning of Suicidal Risk Associated with Antidepressants in Juveniles and Young Adults Reviewed at Recent ISCTM Meeting
6. Teens getting help for suicidal behavior from an online community
7. Genetic test announced for suicidal ideation in patients using antidepressant drugs
8. Genes Might Predispose Antidepressant Users to Suicidal Thoughts
9. Doctors Often Fail to Spot Suicidal Patients
10. Victimization for sexual orientation increases suicidal behavior in college students
11. Women More Likely to Have Second Thoughts on Tattoos
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/2/2014)... PA (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 ... of the 2014 BIG Awards for Business program. ... and organizations with a proprietary judging process scored ... around the globe. , “The winners this year ... Russ Fordyce, Managing Director of the Business Intelligence ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, ... a neurotic personality style and prolonged stress may have ... suggests. Tracking 800 women over nearly four decades, ... jealous and moody -- which they defined as neurotic ... of developing Alzheimer,s compared to women scoring lowest in ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... By Steven Reinberg ... -- Living close to a major highway may raise your ... Among more than 5,000 postmenopausal women, those who lived within ... greater risk of developing high blood pressure than women living ... "The results of this study highlight the importance of our ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay ... have a total of 500 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, ... since the summer, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. Four ... but it,s not clear what role -- if any -- ... officials are also trying to determine if the virus is ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... team of scientists has shown that more than 80 ... existing drugs. , The study found that medicines called ... a genetic mutation that is present in more than ... are currently used, or are in clinical trials, for ... disorders. , Bowel cancer is the second-most common cancer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Innovation Dominant Theme among 2014 Big Awards for Business Winners and Finalists 2Health News:Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says 2Health News:Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says 3Health News:Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure 2Health News:Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure 3Health News:42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids 2Health News:42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids 3Health News:Eighty percent of bowel cancers halted with existing medicines 2
... movement, study finds, , , WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) ... of their impaired physical abilities, even if it,s been ... paralysis on the right side after a stroke were ... hold and move objects after they participated in robot-assisted ...
... finds misdiagnosis risk goes up as age goes down , , ... of numbness at a Detroit emergency room was discharged after ... woman with sharp pain in her left eye and loss ... doctors that she had a migraine. , And a 29-year-old ...
... health complications , during National Eating Disorders Awareness WeekLISLE, ... wants to call attention to the dangers surrounding ... treatment during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week -- Feb. ... concern and can cause a variety of oral health ...
... this week,s Journal of the American Medical,Association ... of Bioinformatics at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, ... statistical limitations of a study,claiming that bisphenol A is ... liver,enzyme levels. The earlier study, published in JAMA ...
... 18 Specialty Underwriters,Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUAI ... on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern ... year end results for 2008. Detailed,financial information will ... 2009. , Interested parties may ...
... Feb. 18 Monthly menstrual cycles ... can include cramps, headaches and bloating. With more ... dysmenorrhea, regular vomiting also is a symptom. This ... to a study in the November/December 2008 issue ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Working With Robots May Help After a Stroke 2Health News:ER Less Likely to Diagnose Stroke in Younger Folks 2Health News:ER Less Likely to Diagnose Stroke in Younger Folks 3Health News:Dentists Often First to Spot Eating Disorders in Patients 2Health News:Dentists Often First to Spot Eating Disorders in Patients 3Health News:Specialty Underwriters' Alliance, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008 Conference Call 2Health News:Women Only: Cramps, Bloating and Now, Tooth Erosion? 2Health News:Women Only: Cramps, Bloating and Now, Tooth Erosion? 3
(Date:10/2/2014)... Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTE ... recent unauthorized public statements relating to Echo that have ... Shepard M. Goldberg, two members of the Echo Board ... the Echo Board by an affiliate of Platinum Management ... in numerous unauthorized public communications targeted at Echo stockholders, ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... 2014  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY)  ... -- being studied for the treatment of systemic ... due to insufficient efficacy in two pivotal Phase ... safety concerns. ­­­­ In the ILLUMINATE ... endpoint, at either dose studied, of statistically significant ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... plc (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE), a public limited ... (the " Company "), today announced the expiration of ... of its new 1.30% Senior Notes due 2016 (the " ... Notes due 2018 (the " 2018 Exchange Notes "), $800,000,000 ... 2023 Exchange Notes ") and $400,000,000 of its new 5.30% ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics Comments On Unauthorized Public Statements By Michael M. Goldberg, M.D. And Shepard M. Goldberg 2Echo Therapeutics Comments On Unauthorized Public Statements By Michael M. Goldberg, M.D. And Shepard M. Goldberg 3Echo Therapeutics Comments On Unauthorized Public Statements By Michael M. Goldberg, M.D. And Shepard M. Goldberg 4Lilly to Discontinue Development of Tabalumab Based on Efficacy Results in Phase 3 Lupus Studies 2Lilly to Discontinue Development of Tabalumab Based on Efficacy Results in Phase 3 Lupus Studies 3Perrigo Company plc Announces Expiration Of Exchange Offer For Its 1.30% Senior Notes Due 2016, 2.30% Senior Notes Due 2018, 4.00% Senior Notes Due 2023, 5.30% Senior Notes Due 2043 2Perrigo Company plc Announces Expiration Of Exchange Offer For Its 1.30% Senior Notes Due 2016, 2.30% Senior Notes Due 2018, 4.00% Senior Notes Due 2023, 5.30% Senior Notes Due 2043 3Perrigo Company plc Announces Expiration Of Exchange Offer For Its 1.30% Senior Notes Due 2016, 2.30% Senior Notes Due 2018, 4.00% Senior Notes Due 2023, 5.30% Senior Notes Due 2043 4
... 5, 2007 - Australian,biotechnology company Avexa (ASX:AVX) announced ... which,represents the first 24 week segment of its ... open-label section of the,trial (weeks 24 to 48) ... day as part of their daily treatment regime.,The ...
... Primary endpoint achieved -- , LAINATE, Italy - ... today positive preliminary results from its,phase II/III study ... is a broad spectrum, semi-synthetic,antibiotic that is not ... of Cosmo's MMX(tm) technology, which delivers the active,ingredient ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Avexa's Apricitabine Clinical Trial Update 2Cosmo Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Preliminary Phase II/III,Data with Rifamycin MMX in Infectious Diarrhea 2
Diamond Point Bone Probe with Ortho-Grip® silicone rubber palm style handles and,stainless steel impactor caps....
The AV Plus DX pacing lead is designed for use with the St. Jude Medical Affinity VDR pulse generator. This single-lead pacing system provides reliable pacing therapy with the added benefits of AV sy...
Steroid eluting pacemaker leads...
The Guidant Fineline II Sterox is a steroid-eluting pacing lead designed for permanent implantation for either atrial or ventricular applications....
Medicine Products: