Psychopathology Associated With Suicidal Ideation and Attempts Among Children and Adolescents

Logistic regression analyses indicated that mood, anxiety, and substance abuse/dependence disorders independently increased the risk of suicide attempts, after controlling for sociodemographic characteristics

MADELYN S. GOULD; ROBERT KING; STEVEN GREENWALD; PRUDENCE FISHER; MARY SCHWAB-STONE; RACHEL KRAMER; ALAN J. FLISHER; SHERRYL GOODMAN; GLORISA CANINO; DAVID SHAFFER

2003

Scholarcy highlights

  • Logistic regression analyses indicated that mood, anxiety, and substance abuse/dependence disorders independently increased the risk of suicide attempts, after controlling for sociodemographic characteristics
  • The association of specific disorders and noncriterion symptoms with suicidality varied as a function of gender and age
  • The contribution of substance abuse/dependence in the escalation from suicidal thoughts to suicide attempts is underscored

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