A new study from Dr. W. Vaughn McCall, the chair of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, shows that when people lose hope of having a good night’s sleep, their risk of suicide spikes. McCall notes that this study reaffirms what he had previously established, that hopelessness about sleep is separate from other kinds of hopelessness. The new study also links to other studies which indicate that nightmares and insomnia increase suicide risk. The effect is so great that insomnia can apparently double the likelihood of suicide in people already at risk.
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