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Suicide and suicide attempts in adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17766542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for adolescents 15 to 19 years old. Pediatricians can take steps to help reduce the incidence of adolescent suicide by screening for depression and suicidal ideation and behavior. This report updates the previous statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is intended to assist the pediatrician in the identification and management of the adolescent at risk of suicide. The extent to which pediatricians provide appropriate care for suicidal adolescents depends on their knowledge, skill, comfort with the topic, and ready access to appropriate community resources. All teenagers with suicidal thoughts or behaviors should know that their pleas for assistance are heard and that pediatricians are willing to serve as advocates to help resolve the crisis.
Benjamin N Shain;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-03     Completed Date:  2007-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  669-76     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
Antidepressive Agents / administration & dosage,  adverse effects
Depression / drug therapy,  psychology
Physician's Role
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Suicide / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Suicide, Attempted / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents

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