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Looking at Addiction and Suicide Through the Lens of Brain Science

From BBRF's Brain & Behavior Magazine - July 2019 Issue

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A RECOVERY STORY: After Every Available Option Was Exhausted, Ketamine Has Enabled Her Life to Resume

Making a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich is something people do almost mindlessly, or so you might say. But it is a task that involves a number of very real cognitive challenges: you have to remember where the peanut butter, jelly, and bread are.

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Advice for Parents on Suicide and Suicidal Behavior in Young People

Suicidal ideation doesn’t carry an awful lot of weight at a very young age. And suicidal behavior––as distinguished from talking about it––is very, very rare in young children. You rarely see suicide attempts before puberty. The nature of most attempts in the young child are basically doing things that one’s parents say are dangerous.

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