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What Depression Does to Our Minds When It Attacks

"Depression is overwhelming and overpowering, and it crushes its prey." By a pediatrician who tells of her 40-year battle with severe depression.

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Authors of the first study that compared suicide risk for veterans who do and those who do not use Veterans Health Administration services summarize their findings.

A story of what can happen (and has happened) when the expertise of a psychiatrist is not followed in complex cases that involve substance use and other disorders.

Over the past 10 years, a growing literature has documented the significantly increased rates of stress, burnout, depression, and suicidal ideation in medical students.

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What’s the prudent way to react if a layperson is suddenly tapped to help get psychiatric care for somebody who says he desperately and immediately needs it—or else?

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Loneliness, substance abuse, dating violence, and hopelessness, are just some of the risk factors for suicide, which remains the second leading cause of death for college students.

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The author offers a brief commentary in response to feedback from readers of a previously published case.

Several recent publications are informative to clinicians on the topic of suicide in children and adolescents. Some of the most salient findings are reviewed here.

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