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Re: Treatment for suicide KRISSY

Posted by brender on February 12, 2003, at 0:15:39

In reply to Treatment for suicide, posted by KRISSY on February 11, 2003, at 0:01:24

There is a story in Scientific American this month on suicide and the neurobiology of people prone to attempt this.

The sidebar article mentions lithium as a wonder drug for suicide prevention and says "increasingly...it is also offered to people with depression" (as well as manic-depression).

I'm bipolar, and even a small amount of lithium as an add-on has prevented the suicidal impulses that in the past were coming every few minutes. Now they are rare and not very compelling. Life is much better without them. My doctor claims that even a sub-therapeutic bloodlevel of lithium can have substantial effects and he seems to be right in my case. You might want to ask your doctor about it.

Here's the sidebar:
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=0000FC95-7826-1E1C-8B3B809EC588EEDF

Best of luck.


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