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Suicide and Visual Loss: A Case Report Reflecting the Need for Recognition and Management in Ophthalmological Settings.
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PMID:  24702438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract In the United States, 5.5 million people over the age of 40 meet criteria for visual impairment (VI). They often suffer significant psychosocial and health consequences, including reduced quality of life and depression, which can be persistent and difficult to treat. Additionally, VI may increase the risk of suicide. We report a case of a patient with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and suicidal ideation. While this link is reasonable, there are no prior cases of suicidality among patients with ARMD. Moreover, the literature is silent regarding proper approaches to diagnosing and managing suicidality among patients with VI, especially ARMD.
T Johnson; B Rovner; J Haller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1744-5205     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-4-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8610759     Medline TA:  Semin Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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