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What could cause suicidal thoughts after a trauma?

It's common for those experiencing severe trauma to harbor suicidal thoughts. Despite how much you feel these thoughts and fantasies are based in reason, they are not. They are bio-chemical events, resulting from a chemical imbalance in your brain. They occur only because the neurotransmitters in your brain fail to occur at optimal or even reasonable levels. Once medications rectify this imbalance, suicidal thoughts disappear.

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