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Relationship of maternal and perinatal conditions to eventual adolescent suicide.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2857957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In an investigation of a possible relationship between falling perinatal mortality and rising rates of adolescent suicide, 46 risk factors from the prenatal, birth, and neonatal records of 52 adolescents who committed suicide before age 20 and 2 matched controls for each subject were analysed blind. The results showed statistically significant differences between the suicide victims and each of the controls and no difference between the controls. Three specific risk factors were shown to have a powerful capacity to differentiate the suicides from the controls: (i) respiratory distress for more than 1 h at birth; (ii) no antenatal care before 20 weeks of pregnancy; and (iii) chronic disease of the mother during pregnancy.
L Salk; L P Lipsitt; W Q Sturner; B M Reilly; R H Levat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-18     Completed Date:  1985-04-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  624-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases*
Pregnancy Complications*
Prenatal Care
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Suicide / epidemiology*

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