How to spot the difference between suicide and depression
This article shows how to tell whether a person is suicidal or depressed.
The article also shows how depression is not the same as suicide and shows that depression is a much more severe disease than suicide.
The author explains the main difference between the two, and suggests that the distinction between the conditions can be confusing.
Source New Scientist article By Dr Rebecca Raupp This article is available in German.
The first question to ask is: why do people become suicidal?
A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that there may be a genetic factor.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death worldwide, according to the WHO.
In the United States, around three in 10 people who die by suicide have a genetic predisposition to suicide.
Suicide has been linked to an increased risk of some psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like disorders.
In the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers found that people with higher levels of an antisense gene were more likely to die by self-harm than those who carried a small but significant gene that encodes a protein that makes it harder for a person to break free of a stress response.
The study also showed that people who carried the gene had higher levels in the brain.
People with antisense genes tend to have higher levels that are expressed in the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that governs behaviour, emotion and thought, says co-author Dr David Krieg, a professor of psychiatry at the university.
The prefrontal cortex is also responsible for emotional responses and decision-making.
The researchers looked at nearly 8,000 individuals from a large population in Sweden.
They found that the people with high levels of antisense and small but relevant genes had significantly higher rates of suicidal behaviour compared with people with the gene’s absence.
The reason for the difference was unclear, but Krieg says it might have something to do with the way the brain functions in depression.
Depression is characterized by a feeling of sadness, loss of control, and loss of motivation.
It can be treated with medication, but this usually leads to worsening symptoms, so treatment often involves withdrawal from activities and social situations.
Suicide is not a condition that can be successfully treated with medications, but researchers at a psychiatric hospital in Germany have developed a new treatment called the antidepressant ketamine, which can be taken orally or injected.
Krieg and his team at the psychiatric hospital found that ketamine works by blocking a protein in the hippocampus, which is responsible for the formation of new connections in the cerebral cortex, called the thalamus.
The thalamic structure is involved in regulating memory and learning, and it also regulates emotions.
Ketamine acts by blocking the thamamine receptor, which acts on the neurotransmitter glutamate, and the thalamocortical system, which regulates emotion and emotions.
Knecht, the lead author of the study in PLOS One, says the study suggests that ketamine may be an effective antidepressant treatment for depression.
“In our patients, ketamine is very effective in preventing depression, but we have found that it also improves the symptoms of depression in some patients,” she says.
“In general, the ketamine treatment reduces the symptoms and improves the function of the patients’ depressive symptoms.
This is an important finding.”
It is unclear why depression is associated with genetic differences.
Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) say it is likely that genetic factors play a role, but it is also possible that a person’s brain is being affected by other factors that affect mental health, such as stress and alcohol.
This article is also available in French.
This post originally appeared on the Conversation.