Lower risk for self-harm was observed during pregnancy, except in women aged 15 to 19 years.
Essential Reads: Maternal Suicide in the United States, The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts
In a webinar put together by 2020 Mom, presenters provide an overview of maternal suicide, review risk factors for suicide in this population, and discuss efforts to generate accurate data on maternal suicide.
In a recent meta-analysis, Yan and colleagues looked at the prevalence of suicidal ideation among women diagnosed with PMDD.
Suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the United States. According to a 2017 study from California, drug-related deaths (3.68 per 100,000 person-years) and suicides (1.42 per 100,000 person-years) accounted for nearly [...]
Although it is widely accepted that perimenopausal women are at increased risk for depressive symptoms, little research exploring suicidality in mid-life women has been conducted. In the spirit of Suicide Prevention Month, we will review [...]
A recent study from Japan uses a retrospective review of medical records to estimate the prevalence of suicide attempts among pregnant and postpartum women.
Suicidal ideation is relatively common among pregnant women; however, the risk of attempted or completed suicide in this population is low.
Programs are necessary to implements strategies for reducing the risk of suicide and infanticide in postpartum women, especially in women at risk for postpartum psychosis.
It seems that there is considerable variation in the estimated prevalence of suicidal ideation in pregnant and postpartum women across studies. One element that may contribute to this variation is how we assess for this [...]
It is estimated that suicide accounts for about 10% of all maternal deaths. While we have a fair amount of information to help us predict which women are at risk for depression during pregnancy and [...]