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Re: Depression Can Be Fatal! TylerJ

Posted by yxibow on April 3, 2006, at 5:36:00

In reply to Depression Can Be Fatal!, posted by TylerJ on April 2, 2006, at 15:05:10

> As we all know, Depression is an awful illness! In short, to be depressed is often to experience a living hell.
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> Depression must be taken seriously as a potential killer by patients, their families and their doctors.
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> The ominous complication of depression is, of course, suicide. In the U.S., suicide remains a leading cause of death; third among all causes of death fhill eventuor people 25-34 years of age and tenth for adults overall. The highest risk is elderly men, especially those with other medical problems. Teenage suicide is an increasing problem; even children commit suicide.
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> Hopefully, better medications/treatments, and correct diagnosis, as well as early diagnosis, will reduce these statistics in the future.
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> Tyler


I do hope so -- I could have had a second aunt, had she not succumbed (I needn't go into the obvious details) from Bipolar II. Of course this was early days when I guess lithium was around, maybe Elavil, I don't know.


But I share your hope too, and research of all kinds will eventually have to get to the genetic level, and all the politics and personal positions on stem cells, etc, etc. Our country will be seen as seriously lagging behind in science if we don't do something about it, now more in the private sector since governments around the country have hampered things. But thats just my 2c.


Cheers

-- Jay

 

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