HealthDay (11/12, Preidt) reports, “People who’ve suffered major traumatic injuries are at much greater risk for mental health problems and suicide,” researchers concluded after analyzing “data from more than 19,000 people in the Canadian province of Ontario who suffered serious injuries.” The study revealed that “the suicide rate among people who’d suffered major injuries was 70 per 100,000 people, compared with 11.5 per 100,000 people in the general population.” In addition, youngsters and adolescents under the age of 18 “who had suffered a major injury had the largest increased risk of mental health-related hospital admission, the findings showed.” The findings were published online Nov. 12 in CMAJ (SOURCE: APA Headlines)
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