Print Get Citation Citation Disclaimer: These citations have been automatically generated based on the information we have and it may not be 100% accurate. Please consult the latest official manual style if you have any questions regarding the format accuracy. AMA Citation Lennon J, Chan A. Lennon J, & Chan A Lennon, Jack, and Alex Chan. Prevalence of suicidality significantly increased over 12-year period among childbearing persons. 2 Minute Medicine, 30 November 2020. McGraw-Hill, 2020. AccessPediatrics. https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=554950§ionid=252439683APA Citation Lennon J, Chan A. Lennon J, & Chan A Lennon, Jack, and Alex Chan. (2020). Prevalence of suicidality significantly increased over 12-year period among childbearing persons. (2020). 2 minute medicine. McGraw-Hill. https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=554950§ionid=252439683.MLA Citation Lennon J, Chan A. Lennon J, & Chan A Lennon, Jack, and Alex Chan. "Prevalence of suicidality significantly increased over 12-year period among childbearing persons." 2 Minute Medicine McGraw-Hill, 2020, https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=554950§ionid=252439683. Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager Mendeley © Copyright Clip Full Chapter Figures Only Tables Only Videos Only Supplementary Content Prevalence of suicidality significantly increased over 12-year period among childbearing persons by Jack Lennon, Alex Chan Listen +Originally published by 2 Minute Medicine® (view original article). Reused on AccessMedicine with permission. +1. Prevalence of suicidality increased significantly over a 12-year period among childbearing persons. +2. The prevalence of suicidality with comorbid depression or anxiety increased significantly over this same time period. +Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) +Suicide death is consistently a leading cause of mortality in the United States. Maternal mortality is also affected by suicidality, ranging from suicide ideation and self-harm to death. This serial cross-sectional study used data from medical claims for a commercially insured U.S. population from January 2006 to December 2017. A total of 595,237 childbearing individuals were analyzed (M [SD] age = 31.9 [6.4] years), which included 2,714 diagnoses of suicidality within one year before or after 698,239 deliveries. Approximately 63.1% were White, 12.1% were Hispanic, 8.6% were Black, 6.8% were Asian, and 9.5% had missing race/ethnicity data. From 2006 to 2017, the prevalence of suicide ideation increased from 0.1% per 100 persons to 0.5% per 100 individuals (SE = .02, p<.001). Overall suicidality prevalence increased during this time period as well (difference 0.4%, SE = .04, p<.001). Diagnoses of suicidality with comorbid psychotic or bipolar disorders increased by 10.1% in this timeframe (SE = .2, p<.001), along with comorbid depression or anxiety increasing by 1.4% (SE = .2, p<.001). The greatest increases were among those of lower socioeconomic status, non-Hispanic Black race/ethnicity, and younger chronological age. In sum, this study demonstrated a significant increase in suicidality prevalence over a 12-year period among childbearing persons. Given these trends, it is important to adequately assess for suicidality among this population and develop health policies that cater to these needs. +Click to read the study in JAMA Psychiatry +©2020 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. All rights reserved. No works may be reproduced without expressed written consent from 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. Inquire about licensing here. No article should be construed as medical advice and is not intended as such by the authors or by 2 Minute Medicine, Inc.