Death Rates of Middle-Aged : Overdose Deaths, Suicides Increasing
The rate of death among Caucasian Americans between the ages of 45 and 54 has increased significantly in the past 15 years, a change that has not occurred in other industrialized countries, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
In short, drug- and alcohol-related problems have caused increasing rates of early death among America’s white middle class between 1999 and 2013, and researchers are working hard to understand why.
Any sign of suicidal thoughts or behaviors should be addressed in treatment immediately. Depression, grief disorder, and other mood disorders can be effectively addressed through treatment that includes therapy as well as medication.
If substance abuse or addiction is an ongoing issue as well, then treatment can help provide the person with:
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