Suicide Rates in the U.S. Seriously Underestimated because “Drug Intoxication Suicides” are Misclassified, According to Public Health Expert

Suicide rates in the U.S. have increased over the past decade, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2000 to 2016, it jumped by 34 percent — a high point, according to experts. However, a study made by a team of researchers from West Virginia University states that this number is “seriously underestimated.” The study, …

Lyrica (pregabalin) is linked to addiction and suicide, so why do doctors keep prescribing it?

Emma Phillips, 39, says she was given the nerve-pain drug Lyrica to help with her viral meningitis. Viral meningitis is a painful inflammation of the spinal cord caused by an infection. Lyrica is not indicated for its management. But Ms Phillips, like many other Australians, was given it anyway. Emma Phillips was prescribed Lyrica, a …

Report: Deaths From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Could Increase by 60 Percent in Next Decade

About 1.6 million Americans could die from drugs, alcohol and suicide in the next decade, according to a comprehensive new report out Tuesday. The figure is a 60 percent increase over the past decade, according to the report, which was released by the Trust for America's Health and the Well Being Trust. The authors of the study say the projections …

STUDY: Antidepressants Linked to Higher Rates of Suicide and Self-Harm

Evidence continues to pile up about the serious risks of taking antidepressants, and a new study provides additional proof that these risks extend beyond the popular SSRI class of drugs. A study out of the University of Nottingham links some popular antidepressants to a higher rate of suicide and self-harm among people suffering from depression …