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Re: suicidality exhaustion... floatingbridge

Posted by SLS on September 17, 2010, at 14:54:46

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion..., posted by floatingbridge on September 17, 2010, at 11:19:50

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> > Some researchers like J. J. Mann believe that there is actually a neurobiological substrate for feelings of suicidality that are not tied to thoughts. It is comprised of both genetic and epigenetic factors.
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> What is epigenetic?

Simply stated, it is anything arising from non-genetic factors. However, such things can interact with the organism to change gene activity.

> And if so, are therapies proposed?

Certainly. However, it depends on what you are treating. To help prevent the repetition of acts of suicide, cognitive therapies have been suggested. I guess pychotherapies must be as varied as the people needing help. I have seen interpersonal therapy, CBT, and DBT mentioned. It has been suggested that almost any kind of psychotherapy is helpful in reducing suicide attempts as many patients find hope in the expectation that what they are doing will bring them relief. In fact, a reduction in the rate of suicide attempts has been demonstrated to be similar with both antidepressant treatment and psychotherapies. At the NIMH, NIH, they noticed that people coming in for treatment often reported feeling better for the first two weeks regardless of treatment status.


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