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Why deaths of despair are increasing in us and not other industrial nations

JAMA Psychiatry

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

What The Study Did: This article reviews social factors associated with rising U.S. mortality from deaths of despair (suicide, poisoning by alcohol and drugs) and suggests new programs to deal with this crisis.

Authors: Peter Sterling, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

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