Social Connectedness In Middle-Aged Women Tied To Decreased Likelihood For Suicide

Reuters (7/30, Seaman) reports that women in their middle years who are the most connected socially with family, friends, and social groups may have a lower likelihood of suicide, according to a study published online July 29 in JAMA Psychiatry.

HealthDay (7/30, Mozes) reports that the study of “nearly 73,000 female nurses aged 46 to 71” who were tracked “between 1992 and 2010” also revealed that “friendships and outside activities were found to offer protection against suicide even for women who struggled with mental health issues, such as depression.”

Medscape (7/30, Anderson) reports that an accompanying editorial observed that the study’s results “invite further research to explore whether factors or behaviors that reflect longstanding measures of individual social integration predict a person’s mindset when he or she is suicidal.”

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— “Suicide risk tied to women’s social connectedness,” Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters, July 29, 2015.

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