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1

What is the physiological hormone linked to Suicide attempts?

Low levels of Serotonin

2

What is the physiological gene associated with Suicide risk?

Tryptophan Hydroxylase Gene

Function: Serotonin synthesis

3

What is the ranking of suicide in all causes of death in the USA?

8th.

4

Which two age categories are prone to Suicidal conduct?

Elderly and Early teenages

5

What two types of social classes conduct suicide?

Higher Social class and Professionals......Not including Optometrists

6

What drug type can increase the chances of Suicide?

Antidepressants

7

Which 2 types of medication have shown significance in reducing suicide?

Lithium (treat Bipolar disorder) and Cloazpine (treat Schziophrenia)

8

Patients who attempt suicide usually also suffer from these 4 disorders.

Personality disorder, Alcoholism, Depression and Schizophrenia

9

What are the 3 types of abuse between partners?

Emotional, Sexual and Physical Abuse

10

What risk factors are associated with Spousal Abuse?

Alcoholism and Domestic violence

11

What is the main reason why victims don't report abusive episodes?

Due to retaliation

12

Whom are the most common Assailants of elderly abuse?

Their own children and they are reluctant to reveal abuse

13

What is the definition of Bereavement?

Disorder which occurs after the death of a loved one

14

What are the 4 symptoms of Bereavement?

Sad mood, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and ruminating on the loss

15

What are ASSOCIATED symptoms with Bereavement?
There are 6.....

Increased guilt, Suicidal thoughts of death, Excess worthlessness, Psychomotor retardation, Severe impairment in ability to function, Auditory or Visual hallucinations.