Psych 100 - Extra Credit Suicide

Psych 100 - Extra Credit Suicide - Andrew Becker 5/1/07...

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Andrew Becker 5/1/07 Psych 100 Professor Giza Extra Credit #3 Completed Suicide and Psychiatric Diagnosis in Young People: A Critical Examination of the Evidence In the recent decades, subject of suicide has become a big issue among the youth. Suicide rates around the world have been slowly increasing over the years. Studies have shown that suicide is among the top three causes of death for people ages 15-34 years old. Mental disorders in young people lead to suicide in many situations. Most of the cases (84%) that were observed in this study focused on people ages 10-24. The information that was gathered about suicide came from family members, friends, interviews with health professionals just to name a few. According to the text, “Of all cases, 71.2% were up to 21 years old, 12.3% were in the 20-29 age group, and 15.5% were in the 15-29 age group” It was also said that more than 88% of cases involved a mental disorder. Though, 5 out of the thirteen studies proved that there was no personality disorder involved in the suicide case. Substance related suicide accounted
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Giza during the Spring '08 term at Monmouth University-West Long Branch.

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