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ERIC Number: ED525062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-8
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Emergency Department Visits for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts Involving Antidepressants by Adolescents and Young Adults: 2004 to 2008. The DAWN Report
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
In 2008, adolescents made 23,124 visits to the emergency department (ED) for drug-related suicide attempts, and young adults made 38,036 such visits; of these visits, 23.0 percent (5,312 visits) among adolescents and 17.6 percent (6,700 visits) among young adults involved antidepressants. Among ED visits for suicide attempts involving antidepressants, more than two thirds of visits by adolescents (68.4 percent) and more than three fourths of visits by young adults (78.0 percent) involved other substances in addition to antidepressants. One tenth (10.2 percent) of visits by adolescents and nearly one fourth (22.6 percent) of those made by young adults involved antidepressants in combination with alcohol. One third (32.9 percent) of visits for drug-related suicide attempts made by adolescents and one half (49.4 percent) of visits made by young adults resulted in hospitalization. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables and 11 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS)