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Asia Insight

Youth suicide: Asian teens crack under growing family pressure

From Singapore to Japan, falling birthrates mean fewer siblings and more stress

KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer | Singapore

SINGAPORE -- Every year, clinical psychologist Carol Balhetchet sees numerous patients in their teens or early 20s come through her Singapore office. Many suffer from depression, anorexia and other conditions; some have attempted suicide before consulting her.

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