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The importance of screening for suicide risk in chronic invisible illness

The Importance of Screening for Suicide Risk in Chronic Invisible Illness, by Cathy L Pedersen in Journal of Health Science & Education Vol 2(4): 1-5 2018 Abstract:  Many people suffering from chronic invisible illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome/ myalgic encephalomyeletis (CFS/ME), fibromyalgia, Lyme … Continue reading

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Suicidal ideation in non-depressed individuals: the effects of a chronic, misunderstood illness

Suicidal ideation in non-depressed individuals: the effects of a chronic, misunderstood illness, by AR Devendorf, SL McManimen, LA Jason in Health Psychol. 2018 Jul 1:1359105318785450  [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: Chronic illness is a risk factor for suicide but is … Continue reading

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Effects of unsupportive social interactions, stigma, & symptoms on patients with ME & CFS

Research abstract:  Effects of unsupportive social interactions, stigma, and symptoms on patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome, by Stephanie L McManimen, Damani McClellan, Jamie Stoothoff, Leonard A. Jason in Journal of Community Psychology  2018;1–13 [Preprint: May 2018] Prior … Continue reading

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Dr Martin Rhisiart ‘killed himself after ME diagnosis’

BBC News article, 5 September 2017: Dr Martin Rhisiart ‘killed himself after ME diagnosis’ A university professor who acted as an economics adviser for the UK government killed himself after being diagnosed with ME, an inquest in Cardiff has heard. Dr Martin Rhisiart, … Continue reading

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Invisible illness increases risk of suicidal ideation: the role of social workers in preventing suicide

Article abstract: Invisible illness increases risk of suicidal ideation: The role of social workers in preventing suicide, by Cathy L Pederson, Kathleen Gorman-Ezell, Greta Hochstetler-Mayer in Health & Social Work, June 14, 2017 [Preprint] Many chronic, invisible illnesses that involve chronic … Continue reading

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Samaritans campaign asks us to help prevent suicides

According to the Samaritans:   There are more than 6,000 suicides in the UK each year. It is the biggest killer of men under 50, and the biggest killer of young people aged 20-34. But it is not inevitable. Suicide … Continue reading

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The most extreme consequence of ME/CFS – trauma & premature death

Livets bilder (Life images) blog post, 25 October 2016: The most extreme consequence – trauma and premature death  (Originally written in Swedish) In this post I will write about something that I see as the most extreme consequence of what I … Continue reading

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Increased risk of mortality in patients with ME & CFS

Research abstract: Background: There is a dearth of research examining mortality in individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Some studies suggest there is an elevated risk of suicide and earlier mortality compared to national norms. However, findings are inconsistent. Objective: … Continue reading

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Poor medical care & neglect are major factors in ME/CFS suicide

Shout about ME blog post, by Russell Logan, 14 May 2016: Suicide risk 5 times higher in ME/CFS:  Poor medical care, neglect are major factors The risk of suicide among ME/CFS patients is a staggering five times higher than the … Continue reading

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Chu says suicide in ME/CFS not always linked to depression and anxiety

Excerpt from article by Dr Lily Chu: Another reason I wanted to write about this topic is to encourage professionals and others to think about reasons for suicide beyond depression and anxiety. This is especially important for ME/CFS since many … Continue reading

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