Nazaré Santos

Nazaré Santos
Hospital de Santa Maria · Departamento de Neurociências, serviço de Psiquiatria e Saúde Menta l

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Deliberate self-harm (DSH) in adolescence is a predictor of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs). However, there is still a lack of research systematizing the association between DSH and STBs. Therefore, our main goal was to analyze if DSH diversity and severity predicted suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Our sample comprised 237 Portuguese...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the predictive risk factors for self-harm in adolescents with and without suicidal ideation. 600 adolescents answered a questionnaire about self-harm and suicidal behaviors. A logistic regression analysis was conducted. Over half of the individuals with deliberate self-harm (DSH) presented significant suicide ri...
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Introduction In the last years, there has been a paradigm shift in the educational system of young people with disabilities. Regular schools associated with specific support plans have become the destination of choice for these adolescents, instead of schools with special education. This integrated teaching seeks to reduce stigma and to promote tol...
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Introduction Since the mid-1990s, the diagnosis of bipolar disorder has increased significantly: two-fold among adults, four-fold among adolescents and 40-fold among children. Mood instability is a hallmark symptom of many psychiatric disorders but does not imply necessarily a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Misdiagnosis is not just an academic issu...
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Introduction Suicide is one of the biggest challenges that psychiatrists face, especially in the emergency room. According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 3000 suicides every day: one every 40 seconds. About half of all violent deaths in the world are suicides with economic costs of billions of euros. The risk assessment i...
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Introduction Epidemiological studies have established that teenager's prevalence rates of major depression are significant (10%). The media has given a good deal of attention to the potential risks of antidepressants and their connection to increased suicidality (especially in children and adolescents). These concerns have had a significant impact...
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Introduction The increasing intake of psychotropic medication by children and adolescents is a reality that worries many mental health professionals. Recently, european school survey project on alcohol and other drugs showed that tranquillizers and sedatives were mainly consumed by Portuguese youth, without medical prescription, bringing this topic...
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Context Suicide and suicidal behaviours are a growing concern among adolescents. Objective Describe discriminating characteristics of adolescents with suicidal behaviours followed by our psychiatric consultations. Methods A cross-sectional sample of 100 adolescents (aged 12 to 21), from the adolescent psychiatry and youth suicide consultations, a...
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The aim of this study is a comparison between two different adolescents’ consultations: NES Consultation, which assists youngsters from 11 to 21 years old with self-destructive behaviours and Adolescence Consultation, which assists adolescents from 13 to 21 years old, without any specific diagnose or psychopathology. Our sample it is composed of 10...
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Deliberate self-harm (DSH) among adolescents is a high-risk condition for suicide. The aim of the present study is to describe the characteristic clinical features of adolescents with DSH according to our local context (Lisbon, Portugal), using easily available information from clinical settings. A case control study was constructed from a sample o...
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Through the use of case reports, this article reviews frequent causes that origin the need for psychiatric intervention in patients hospitalized in medical and surgical wards. Particular diagnosis aspects are focused, so is the necessity of integration of the biological, psychological and social dimensions of the patient. The integrated approach by...
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Given the importance of suicidal behavior in adolescents are concerned, the analysis of the meanings associated with suicide in the specific area of their social construction becomes a pertinent task. Various research projects underline the fact that the way people construct explanations for events is not merely based on beliefs and experiences of...

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