Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death among persons over age 10. Patients with Major Depression or Bipolar Depression have a 20-60 fold increase of mortality rate over the general population. The role of medication and psychotherapy is can be important in preventing suicides. This topic will be discussed in future blogs and is the theme of the annual meeting of the
American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry which will be held in San Francisco Aug 16-18 2012.
Teen Trust and Teen Anger are the topics of this week’s blog. A new movie titled Trust produced and directed by David Schwimmer examines the situation of a 14 year old who meets a guy on the Internet whom she likes and eventually has a fateful meeting. A new book titled Peace- The other Side of Anger: Helping Teens with Anger Managment by Dave Wolffe discusses teen anger and how to help young people manage it. There is also a five question Q & A with the author .