Causes of Suicide | Mental Health Statistics

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By: Josh

Causes of Suicide

Suicide will rank as the 10th top cause of death within the U.S (see below chart). Worldwide, around 700,000 individuals take their own lives yearly. In specific populations, like young adults and adolescents, suicide constitutes one of the leading three death causes. The phenomenon is all the more compelling due to, in most cases, suicides being prevented. Thus, clinicians have to realize the suicide risk factors as one method of intervening within a self-destructive cycle and event.


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Depression Medications

Antidepressants are the medications most often prescribed to treat clinical depression. Depression is caused by an imbalance in the brain’s chemicals. Dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine effect a person’s emotional response affecting mood. These medications are effective by balancing the brain’s natural chemicals. Antidepressants help control these chemicals and bring them back into balance.

Among the different antidepressants, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed medications. Examples include:

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