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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

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.

An expert discusses behavioral indicators and screening instruments for suicide risk.

Maltreatment at an early age casts a very long shadow. Here: a look at the long-term effects of early childhood trauma.

J. John Mann, MD discusses behaviorial indicators and screening instruments for suicide risk. He is speaking at this year's PsychCongress in a presentation titled "Can Science Help the Clinician in Suicide Prevention?"

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.

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