Teens Tend Model Suicide Behaviors

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As youth grow and continue to develop they tend to engage in suicidal behaviors due to modeling, according to Insel and Gould (2008) teens tend model suicide behaviors due to exposure in the media, exposure from other suicidal peers and a cluster of suicides in their general area. A comprehensive image of risk in young people requires also the consideration of the family’s psychopathology and environmental properties. Young children and teenagers also tend to have under developed pre fontal cortex in which logic and comprehensive thinking is located, by having an under developed pre fontal cortex young children and teens tend to process their current mental state from the Amygdala, in which is known to process emotions and reduces the ability to think logically and rationally. In adult males that have ended their life due to self-harm behaviors can be related to having low testosterone levels when compared to healthy men without mental health problems (Sher, 2013.) In a recent study conducted by Jonathon et al (2013) they found that adults that had a shorter brain stem and basal ganglia represents a biomarker of depression and suggesting dysregulation of the brains serotonin neurotransmitters revealing symptoms of depression and suicidal behaviors. In later states of adult hood when dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and amnesia related disorders tend to be a factor to force an individual to end their own life. When a child or an adolescent commits suicide it leaves many

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