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presstv-big rise in us youth attempting suicide: study

the number of adolescents hospitalized in the united states for thinking about or attempting suicide has doubled in less than a decade, new research shows, a sign that anxiety and depression are taking hold of america's youth.suicide-related teen hospitalizations accounted for 0.66 percent of all hospital visits in 2008. but by 2015, that figure had more than doubled, to almost 2 percent, according to a study published wednesday in pediatrics.the findings showed that in 2008 through 2015, nearly 116,000 children aged 5 to 17 were seen at 31 hospitals, either for having suicidal thoughts or for attempted suicide. two-thirds were girls.suicide is now the third leading cause of death among american adolescents, the study authors noted.incre...