Health Sciences 1001A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Endocrine System, Caffeine, Homeostasis

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Really tough to diagnose children with depression because of hormonal, environmental, etc changes. Best outcomes are combination anti-depressant and talk therapy . Drugs are hard for kids because it"s a lot of responsibility to remember. Young women attempt suicide about 3x more often than young men, but males are 4x more likely to die from suicide. Suicidal individuals tend to become overwhelmed by destructive emotions (anxiety, anger, loneliness, loss of se, etc. ) Most suicidal individuals have depressive disorders and feel helpless and powerless over their lives. Stigma: a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something. Jack project main priority in mental health today is reducing stigma. A family history of substance abuse or eating disorders. Exposure to suicidal behaviour of others, including through the media. Important to be alert for signs in the people you know. Individuals should be guided toward professional intervention if signs begin to appear.

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