"So, there’s this myth about suicide– and the myth is that depressed or grieving people who contemplate suicide are most at risk around the holidays. Turns out, that’s not accurate– the annual suicide rate actually begins to spike right now, with the bloom of spring. It may seem counterintuitive based on what we’ve been taught, but it’s true."
2017 World Health Day is dedicated to combating depression. "According to new estimates of depression, released by the World Health Organization... the number of people living with depression increased by over 18% between 2005 and 2015. Depression is also the largest cause of disability worldwide. More than 80% of this disease burden is among people living in low- and middle-income countries."
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I thought this was an interesting piece that is looking at misdiagnosis of ADHD; it could be reaction/damage caused by trauma.
“We need to think more carefully about screening for trauma and designing a more trauma-informed treatment plan,” Brown says.
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