Latinos Post - Middle-Aged Suicides on the Rise: Depression Defined and What to Look for – Erik Derr
The annual suicide rate for adults aged 35 to 64 years rose a dramatic 28.4 percent from 1999-2010, according to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings were not a great surprise to Dr. Dan Iosifescu, director of the mood and anxiety disorders program at The Mount Sinai Hospital. "Most people who commit suicide tend to suffer from major depression, and this vulnerability tends to be brought forth by very stressful situations like losing one's home or job," said Dr. Iosifescu.
-Dr. Dan V. Iosifescu, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai