New Study Links Suicidal Thoughts to Pesticides

  (Beyond Pesticides, October 26, 2009) A new study conducted in China finds that people with organophosphate pesticides in their homes are more likely to have suicidal thoughts. According to the study, “Pesticide exposure and suicidal ideation in rural communities in Zhejiang province, China,” published in the October issue of the WHO Bulletin, there is […]

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Pesticide exposure and suicidal ideation in rural communities in Zhejiang province, China

  Jianmin Zhang a, Robert Stewart b, Michael Phillips c, Qichang Shi a & Martin Prince b a. Office of Mental Health, Zhejiang Provincial Tongde Hospital, Hangzhou, China. b. Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (Institute of Psychiatry), De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF, England. c. WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Suicide […]

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A cohort study of pesticide poisoning and depression in Colorado farm residents.

Ann Epidemiol. 2008 Oct;18(10):768-74. Epub 2008 Aug 9. Beseler CL, Stallones L. Department of Epidemiology, Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-4395, USA. PURPOSE: Depressive symptoms have been associated with pesticide poisoning among farmers in cross-sectional studies, but no longitudinal studies have assessed […]

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The interrelation between organophosphate toxicity and the epidemiology of depression and suicide.

Rev Environ Health. 2007 Jan-Mar; 22(1):57-73. Jaga K, Dharmani C. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY, USA. The literature on an association between organophosphate (OP) toxicity and depression or suicide is scarce. An interrelation exists among populations exposed to OPs, acute OP toxicity, neurobehavioral effects, depression, suicide, and fatality. Acute […]

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Study Shows Farmers Poisoned by Pesticides Can Cause Depression

September 10, 2002 | Farmers exposed to pesticides have nearly a six-fold increased risk of suffering from depressive symptoms, according to a new study published in the Annals of Epidemiology (vol. 12, no. 6, pages 389-394). “Pesticide Poisoning and Depressive Symptoms Among Farm Residents” looks at exposure to individuals exposed to agriculture use of organophosphate […]

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