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Major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are three psychiatric illness stressors that are risk factors for suicide. Studies have shown that approximately 90 percent of people who commit suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric illness. More than 60 percent of these suicides are due to major depression.
Although there are successful treatments for these disorders, less than 45 percent of these people were diagnosed or ever treated for their mental disorder. The Division of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center uses an eclectic approach to treatment.
Learn about adaptive and maladaptive ways of coping with stressors.
The Division of Psychiatry offers information on resources available to patients and families, including emergency / crisis phone numbers and support services.
After parents put their daughter in a long-term residential treatment program, they thought they had lost her forever to schizophrenia.
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