VUMC Reporter – “More Doctor Visits Mean Fewer Suicide Attempts”

Thanks to Craig Boerner and this VUMC Reporter article for covering our recent manuscript looking at suicide attempt and suicidal ideation risk in fibromyalgia. Here's an excerpt by colleague (and manuscript first author), Dr. Lindsey McKernan: “[Suicide risk is] not just about risk factors, it is about what keeps people from hurting themselves, protective factors,” McKernan…

Outpatient Engagement Lowers Predicted Risk of Suicide Attempts in Fibromyalgia

AI Colin Walsh

Our manuscript led by collaborator, Dr. Lindsey McKernan, along with DBMI PhD candidate, Matthew Lenert, and Dr. Leslie Crofford is now live! We noted outpatient utilization differed drastically between those with documented suicidality and those without in a cohort of patients with fibromyalgia. Perhaps this finding might inform risk as well as prevention efforts. Read…