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Middle-Aged Americans Committing Suicide at Unprecedented Rate

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  • Newly released statistics show that more Americans now commit suicide than die in traffic accidents. The sharpest rise in suicides over the past decade is seen among the middle-aged. The suicide rate for men in their 50’s has risen by 50 percent, to nearly 30 suicides per 100,000; among women between the ages of 60-64 the suicide rate rose by nearly 60 percent
  • Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that antidepressants are no more effective than a placebo, and in some case less effective
  • The National Institute of Mental Health has announced it will no longer look to the DSM as the “gold standard” for categorizing mental health problems. In an effort to improve and transform psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, the Institute has launched a new research project that will incorporate genetics, imaging, cognitive science, and other information to lay the foundation for a new classification system
  • SPECT imaging can help reveal brain dysfunction caused by head trauma, toxic exposures, and/or a combination of poor lifestyle habits, such as a poor diet and lack of exercise
  • Energy psychology is an advanced tool that can effectively address some of the psychological short circuiting that occurs in emotional illnesses. Other lifestyle strategies that can help you optimize your mental health are included

By Dr. Mercola

Newly released statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more Americans now commit suicide than die in traffic accidents.


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