Risky Behaviors May Be Signs Of High Suicide Risk In People With Depression

HealthDay (8/30, Preidt) reported, “Risky behaviors such as reckless driving or sudden promiscuity, or nervous behaviors such as agitation, hand-wringing or pacing, can be signs that suicide risk may be high in depressed people,” research presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s Congress suggests. The study, which involved some 2,800 people with depression, also revealed that “other warning signs may include doing things on impulse with little thought about the consequences.” People with depression “with any of these symptoms are at least 50 percent more likely to attempt suicide, the new study found.” BBC News (8/31) also covers the story.

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— “Impulsive, Agitated Behaviors May Be Warning Signs for Suicide,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, August 29, 2015.

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