Help on Why I want to be a Doctor (Controversial)

Hi Everybody, This is a throwaway account because this topic is a little sensitive. I have an interview coming up and I have been going through the standard preparation for it. The only question that I have been hesitant on is why I wanted to become a doctor. My reason was that 8 years ago in the 8th grade, due to crappy things going on and not thinking clearly, I attempted suicide. It is something I regret ever having done, and I have moved on with a much more positive outlook on life... Help on Why I want to be a Doctor (Controversial)
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Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon, and how to treat it.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Psychology and Psychologists Emotions Therapy and Rehabilitation Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Suicides and Suicide Attempts Children and Childhood Addiction (Psychology) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Parenting Atten Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: The suicide rate of the youth in South Korea has been increasing, and suicide of the youth still has been the most common cause of death since 2007. We aimed to determine the trends and the regional risk factors of youth suicide in South Korea ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Adolescent non-suicidal self-injurious behavior (NSSI) is a major public health concern. Although widespread, it is yet often a hidden problem. The purpose of this study was to explore the characteristics of self-injurious behavior in youth tre...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
In 1990, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was just beginning his work in the death with dignity movement. Janet Adkins, who made a choice to die after being diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease, was his first assisted suicide patient. This week, Susan Clevenger publishes Dying to Die – The Janet Adkins Story. (Amazon) Clevenger interviewed and recorded stories from Janet’s family and closest friends, transcribed TV videos and read countless magazine and news stories. Her source material included Janet’s personal journals and letters from family and friends that the family had saved over the years.
Source: - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsDifferential changes are found in astrocyte and microglia genes in PFC subregions in relation to schizophrenia and suicide, indicating possible disturbances of glia homeostasis in these conditions.
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): JulianaTeti Mayer, Gilles Chopard, Magali Nicolier, Damien Gabriel, Caroline Masse, Julie Giustiniani, Pierre Vandel, Emmanuel Haffen, Djamila BennabiAbstractImpulsivity is a multidimensional phenomenon that remains hard to define. It compounds the core pathological construct of many neuropsychiatric illnesses, and despite its close relation to suicide risk, it currently has no specific treatment. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique whose...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Anxious temperament decreased the AUD risk, whereas irritable manic symptoms increased the risk during depression. AUD in mood disorders may be an expression of manic psychopathology. PMID: 31698557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
In conclusion, the presence of a black-margined roundish skin wound does not necessarily mean a bullet wipe. The casuistic part of the paper deals with a suicidal shot to the chest in a 48-year-old man, inflicted with a field-tipped carbon arrow which perforated both the heart and the thoracic aorta. In addition, a review of the literature on fatal crossbow injuries is presented.
Source: International Journal of Legal Medicine - Category: Medical Law Source Type: research
AbstractSuicide continues to be a major health concern globally despite many initiatives to identify risk factors and methods for suicide prevention. We have carried out a detailed narrative review of the literature from 2016 to 2019 using the headings of Personal resilience (P1), People (P2), Places (P3), Prevention (P4), Promoting collaboration (P5), and Promoting research (P6) in order to support an integrated approach to suicide prevention and the promotion of personal and population resilience. We have made 10 key recommendations on how this can be moved forward.
Source: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
Authors: Caine ED Abstract National suicide prevention programmes that have been successful in reducing rates or keeping them low have been intentional, with collective alignment of local, regional and national priorities. Prevention efforts must begin well before individuals become suicidal, complementing readily available clinical services that address the needs of acutely distressed persons. These efforts, which focus on the antecedent risks and vulnerabilities of key populations, have the potential to diminish premature mortality from multiple causes, even as reducing suicide is the outcome of primary interest....
Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci Source Type: research
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