MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A study released this month by researchers at the University of Memphis suggests suicide can be contagious, especially among young people.
Sociologist Anna Mueller and colleague Seth Arbrutyn conducted the study. Their findings indicate suicide is what Mueller calls “socially contagious.” If a friend or family member commits suicide, people they know are likely to think about or attempt suicide.
Mueller says the tendency is especially pronounced in young people
MUFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A mid-state researcher recently concluded a ground breaking study concerning the growing number of individuals with autism.
Recent data suggests the number of children born with autism is on the rise, with one child in 88 affected. Autism is a brain function disorder that makes communication and social interaction difficult.
Vanderbilt Researcher Dr. Jule Lounds Taylor is co-author of a new, long-term study that looks at the relationship between autism and work.