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Doctor insights on: How Many Teen Suicides Are Caused By Drugs

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Why may ssris "cause suicide in teens, children or young adults"? What about this age cohort makes them different responders to ssris

Why may ssris "cause suicide in teens, children or young adults"? What about this age cohort makes them different responders to ssris

Changing brain: It may be some time before we know. However, the young and adolescent brain is going through dramatic changes in is linkages/interconnections that does not occur after ~ age 25 when the brain reaches maturity. Ssri's at any dose alter neurotransmitters, and its effect on the changing brain is unpredictable even in experienced hands. ...Read more

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Suicide (Definition)

Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more


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How many teens commit suicide in the u.S. Each year?

How many teens commit suicide in the u.S. Each year?

Too many: In 2007, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. The rate was 6.9 per 100, 000 (2007). The rate for children ages 10 to 14 was 0.9 per 100, 000. --national institute of mental health. ...Read more

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My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug(s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug(s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. ...Read more

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Why does being different cause suicide? Is nature weeding out the undesirables...

Sad: Being different can be a cause for celebration. But if a person feels that they are so different that they don't belong, that they can't connect with others - that can lead to despair & feeling very alone. Some people feel ashamed of the ways that they perceive they are different. Some of the most wonderful people I have ever met have experienced suicidal thoughts at some point in life. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have thoughts of suicide as a teen?

No: It is never normal at any age. Seek medical help from your doctor or hospital immediately. ...Read more

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What are the 10 top reasons why teens commit suicide?

Depression: I can't particularly give you top ten although some research would probably turn this up, but after over 20 years of working with teens in therapy, i can tell you that in most cases depression is number one. Teen depression can exacerbate feelings of suicidality and they lack the future sense that life will get better having not been through this much before. Bullying has been a factor as well. ...Read more

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