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Adolescent Self-Injury and Suicide Prevention

  • The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc 11813 West 77th Street Lenexa, KS, 66214 United States (map)

Each year, it has been reported that 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self-harming behaviors; and approximately 90 percent of this population began self-harm behaviors during adolescence or pre-teen years. The statistics illustrate an alarming and present danger for vulnerable populations for an increased risk of suicide, particularly adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders. In this webinar, Dr. James Greenblatt will present pharmacological and nutritional interventions to reduce self-harm behaviors and suicide risk. A review of the literature examining examining factors contributing to increased suicide risk including omega-3 fatty acid deficiencies and low cholesterol will also be discussed. 

Dr. Greenblatt has treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders since 1990. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. His books, Answers to Anorexia, The Breakthrough Depression Solution, and Answers to Appetite Control draw on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine while treating patients with eating and mood disorders. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, a private psychiatric practice focused on utilizing integrative medicine.