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This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to suicide risk facts, screening tools and preventative strategies. Themes include:

  • anti-depressant usage and suicide risk
  • mental and medical health issues and suicide risk
  • screening and assessment in variety of sectors
  • promoting emotional health
  • dementia and suicidal behaviour

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This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to later life hoarding and diogenes syndrome. 4 pages.

This prospective study was designed to look for the most appropriate appellation, clinical symptoms, and underlying associated diseases, and to investigate a possible central etiology.

This case report is regarding a patient who had sudden-onset hoarding of garbage, spoiled food, and excreta in his house after receiving a life-threatening diagnosis.

This article from Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience includes the recommendation for a neuropsychological evaluation as possibly helpful in identifying the factors contributing to the dysfunctional behavior.

This paper aims to help assist in the identification of patients with Diogenes syndrome to facilitate management.
 

The investigators of this study found that hoarding severity significantly predicted the total number of medical conditions and the vast majority of HD patients reported at least one medical condition.

This publication takes a case study approach to illustrate the complexity of self-neglect, discuss assessment and interventions. It concludes with future implications for policy makers.

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