Published On: Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012

Depression Misdiagnosis Leads to Suicide, Yucatan Scores High

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Merida, Yucatan,  July 20-

The state director of Mental Health, Ariel Lugo Rodriguez, warned about  the instability that Latin American and Mexico presents in terms of suicides linked to deficiencies in the diagnosis of depression.

Mental health specialist said that Mexico has a national suicide rate of 8.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, in some states such as Yucatan this rate goes up to 9.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Lugo Rodriguez said that health experts from the UN stated that depression is the main cause that leads to suicide and experts from the World Health Organization indicate that Latin America and Mexico have not been able to stabilize the number of suicides.

According to the state director of Mental Health, Mexico is one of the countries that diagnoses depression the least.

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