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Axia College Material Appendix E Suicide Respond to the following based on the information in the “Suicide Rates by Age Group” article: 1. What has been the trend in suicide rates over the past few years? The younger generation is dropping in suicide rates 2. What part of the U.S. has the highest suicide rate? The western with Nevada having the highest rate 3 List three risk factors for suicide.  Prior attempt or deliberate, severe self harm. Mental illness.  Drug and alcohol abuse. 1. Many researchers worry that suicide rates for adolescents and older adults continue to increase. What does the research data show about these age groups? Suicide rates from 15-24 droping 2. In the U.S., what demographic has the highest rate of suicide? western 3. List four possible reasons for the observed decrease in suicide rates. Younger people
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Unformatted text preview: have less hard time finding jobs. Happier . more successful less worries 4. Recent media reports have suggested that medications may provoke suicidal behavior, particularly in adolescents. As a precautionary step, the FDA issued a public health advisory warning doctors to watch patients closely for worsening depression when medication is first prescribed. What does the data show about the effects of medication and suicide? Sometimes it works but not always 5. Once a patient begins medication for depression, when is that patient at the highest risk for suicidal ideation and behavior? The first 2 months 6. Based on the readings, what is your opinion on the use of medication to help control depression and reduce the risk of suicide? Idk I really am against pills I think there are other ways to deal. PSY 270...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 275 taught by Professor Pam during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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