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Most US Army soldiers who attempted suicide from 2004 to 2009 did so prior to deployment to a combat zone, a study finds. They were not combat-scarred but may have found basic training and Army culture overwhelming.
In the field of oncology the use of targeted medications is becoming more commonplace to address various conditions. Research is being done in other areas of medicine, including psychiatry to see if there is more that can be done to address this patient population as well.
As with many psychiatric conditions suicide is a concern for patients with borderline personality disorder. What doctors can do to prevent their patients from this can make the difference between life and death.
For people who may not know what borderline personality disorder is or have questions about what can be done to help these patients a new effort is being made to raise awareness about this difficult condition.
Electroconvulsive therapy could be an effective tool in reducing veterans' severe depression and suicides, a panel said. Kitty Dukakis, the wife of former Gov. Michael Dukakis and an advocate for ECT, was a panelist,
Talking about mental health conditions may be easier than it was a few years ago but the stigma still exists in many parts of the population. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is working to overcome that issue on a variety of fronts.