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Chapter 3 – Psychosocial Health

Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationship in

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Unformatted text preview: suicide o abnormalities in brain chemistry – low levels of a metabolite of serotonin o access to guns o major life crises – job changes, births, financial reversals, divorce, recent retirement o longstanding intense conflict with family members or other significant people Gender Differences • mortality rates among men four times greater than women Suicide Prevention • factors that protect o feeling connected to parents and family o females: emotional well- being o males: high grade- point average in school o high parental expectations for school achievement, more people living in household and religiosity – protective for some males (not for females) o availability of counselling...
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