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Medicare Part D Plans Are Changing. Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 7 Are your prescription medications covered by Medicare? You should check your plan to see if you need to make any changes.
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Mental Disorders and Suicide

"Findings from psychological autopsy (PA) studies, where the individual’s state of mind prior to the suicide is determined through extensive interviews and review of medical history, indicate that about 90 percent of persons who completed suicides in all age groups had a diagnosable mental or substance abuse disorder. In other words, having a mental or substance abuse disorder is nearly a necessary condition for suicide to occur. Having a mental or substance abuse disorder does not necessarily mean that someone is at high risk for suicide, however; clearly the majority of people with these disorders do not die in this manner. When using the PA method, different patterns of mental and substance abuse disorders have been found across different age groups of suicide victims. Substance abuse and behavior problems such as conduct disorder are more common among adolescent suicides, while depression without substance abuse is the most common pattern among older adults."

 


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