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Suicide

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.

Suicide

Are suicide rates higher or lower during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas? Take the quiz and learn more.

What percentage of patients hospitalized for depression eventually die by suicide? Learn more in this quiz.

In the US, suicide is a leading cause of death, ranking third among youths aged 15 to 24. Rates of suicide attempts and death are highest among US Pacific Island indigenous youths. Emergency departments play a key role in suicide prevention, especially in this and other minority populations.

Whether by traditional means or via cyberspace, bullying and peer victimization put adolescents at increased risk for suicide, especially when comorbid psychopathology is present.

Genius and madness: does one phenomenon cause the other—or do both share a common underlying factor or mechanism? How are geniuses able to accomplish “creative fits”? The author explores both questions.

This study identified that suicidal thoughts are common and several potentially modifiable factors may be useful for prevention.

Suicide is not being adequately addressed in terms of prevention, and part of that process is better education of mental health professionals and primary care physicians. More in this expert Q&A.

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