Neuroscience April 9 - bto die Suicide- fatal...

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April 9, 2008 Mood Disorders: Facts and figures in USA - -self inflicted injurey costs society approxematly 33 billion dollars each year -more then 32,000 people commit suicide each year -in 2004 llth leading cause of death -In 2005, 16.9% high school students reported seriously considering suicide, 8.4% attempted it -Males commit suicide nearly five times as often as woman, accounting for 78.8% of all suicides Definitions - Suicidal Ideation - Thoughts of harming or killing oneself Suicide Attempt - A non-fatal, self inflicted destructive act with explicit or inferred intent
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Unformatted text preview: bto die Suicide- fatal self-inflicted destructive act with explicit or inferred intent to die Risk Factors--family history -neurobiology-existing psychological disorder-stressful life events Warning Signs--ideation-substance abuse-lack of purpose-anxiety-feeling trapped-hopelessness-withdrawal-anger-recklessness-mood change Suicide and Depression--Major Depressive Disorder(MDD) is the psychiatric diagnosis most commonly associated with completed suicide...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Me during the Spring '09 term at Ozark Christian.

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