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Introduction: Risk Factors, Pharmacological Interventions, and Sequelae of Suicidal Behavior
The articles in this Special Report address suicidal behavior in the context of the role of sexual identity, the effects of antidepressants and lithium on suicidal behavior, and clinicians’ reactions in the aftermath of suicide.
Patient Suicide: Impact on Clinicians
As an occupational hazard, preparing for the possibility of patient suicide will help the clinician anticipate the types of support that our colleagues or we may need to weather the event.
Severe Mental Illness Means Dying Young
The merging of primary psychiatric care with primary medical care is urgently needed. Here’s why.
Mini-quiz: Holiday Stress and Suicide
Are suicide rates higher or lower during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas? Take the quiz and learn more.
Physician Suicide 101: Secrets, Lies & Solutions
“Maybe (like me) you just want to know why our colleagues die by suicide at twice the rate of their patients” asks this family physician. Here: results from 4 “psychological autopsies.”
Diagnosis and Treatment of Late-Life Depression
Clinicians will likely encounter increasing numbers of older adults with late-life depression. Advances in our understanding of the neurobiology can help inform diagnosis and prognosis.
Family Spirit Intervention Benefits Teen Moms, Babies
An intensive in-home program aimed at pregnant teens at risk for drug use and depression, specifically American Indian teens, proves successful.
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