Hypothesis Teen Suicide

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Over a time span of one year, 2003 to 2004, suicide amongst children, especially teens has risen drastically. Contemplating suicide at any age is horrible. When a teenage, who has the ability to make informed decisions and has all the potential in the world, considers committing suicide, this is a tragedy. The tragedy suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. This paper attempts to list theories and hypothesis testing the theories of suspecting factors leading to the cause of teen suicide. Statistics and research methods applied indicate that the mortality rate is different among states. One theory is true, that teen suicide is on…show more content…
These factors show that suicidal impulses in young males have more to do with the egoistic model than the anomic model.” This theory demonstrates that males could experience a decrease in low morale and self esteem, leading to more concerns surfacing later on in adult years. As with males, female stressors can result from an inability to deal with interpersonal conflicts, an unplanned pregnancy, or child abuse. Some stressors cause females to have suicidal thoughts and ideations. Underling women’s suicidal attempts the concepts of vulnerability to loss, inhibition of anger, inhibition of action and aggression and low self esteem are more likely to be a factor for females than for males. The hypothesis was pursued by doctors in Sweden, who found that suicide was more closely associated with birth trauma than with any other of the 11 risk factors for which they tested, including such socioeconomic variables as parental alcoholism and a broken home. Among the medical community, the theories identified continue to be very controversial, rather than decreasing as these scientists advocate. In conclusion, 95 to 97% of teen suicide is preventable. 80% of teens attempting suicide have seen the doctor before. Students complain of problems in school, fatigue, and insomnia. These signs should be seen as red alerts “something is wrong”. Seek help for your child. References Childs, Dan, 2007. Some Experts Blame FDA

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