mental health

mental health

mental health

Reactions to the evolution of suicide data in Spain between 2000 and 2021

The rate of death by suicide in Spain has increased between 2018 and 2021, according to a report presented today by the Complutense University of Madrid, the Centre for Biomedical Research in Mental Health Network (CIBERSAM) and the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, which points to the influence of the pandemic in this increase. In 2021, a total of 4,003 people died from this cause, 5.5% more than in 2018. During the pandemic, mortality by suicide was greater among people living in large cities and provincial capitals. The report, which includes data from 2000 to 2021, also shows the increase in deaths by suicide that occurred during the period of the economic crisis, from 2008 to 2014.

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Reaction: Study examines the prevalence of hospital admissions for suicide attempts among transgender and non-binary youths

A study of hospitalised young people in the United States concludes that those with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria are four to five times more likely to be hospitalised for a suicide attempt or to have attempted self-harm. The research is published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

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'Burnt out' in the ER

A survey of emergency professionals in more than 90 countries found symptoms of "worker burnout" in 60% of respondents. These are worrying data, says the president of the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EUSEM), because "two problems converge: high levels of burnout and a shortage of professionals".

 

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Maternal stress and foetal brain development: pandemic confinement as a laboratory

During confinement, pregnant women suffered more stress than usual among pregnant women, according to a study conducted at Vall d'Hebron Hospital. A new result along the same lines also finds effects on the brain development of the foetus. But the period of neurodevelopment spans childhood and adolescence, so there are many opportunities to favourably influence this process.

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