Sunday, December 23, 2007

Another Long Term Treatment Program Reduces Suicide

In an area of Hungary, training of family practitioners to use more anti-depressants reduced the suicide rate of women by 34%, compared with increases of 90% in comparison areas. Alcoholism was a factor in 75% of male suicides and 21% of female suicides. The program succeeded despite its not addressing nor affecting the rate of alcoholism.

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