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The Ultimate Endpoint

Suicide is the third leading cause of death in the US among people under the age of 45. Yet psychiatrists know remarkably little about what treatments can most effectively prevent people from killing themselves. For the most part, investigators have shied away from studying the problem head-on because designing intervention studies with suicidal subjects is fraught with difficulty. Elie Dolgin talks to the small group of mental health professionals who are hoping to put an end to that.

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Dolgin, E. The Ultimate Endpoint. Nat Med 18, 190–193 (2012).

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