ERIC Number: EJ695493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Predictors of Treatment Response for Suicidal Youth Referred for Emergency Psychiatric Hospitalization
Huey, Jr., Stanley J.; Henggeler, Scott W.; Rowland, Melisa D.; Halliday-Boykins, Colleen A.; Cunningham, Phillippe B.; Pickrel, Susan G.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v34 n3 p582-589 2005
This study evaluated factors that predicted poor treatment response for 70 suicidal youth (ages 10 to 17 years; 67% African American) who received either multisystemic therapy (MST) or inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Following treatment, suicidal youth were classified as either treatment responders or nonresponders based on caregiver or youth report of attempted suicide. Overall, female gender, depressive affect, parental control, caregiver psychiatric distress, and caregiver history of psychiatric hospitalization were associated with suicide attempts. However, controlling for other variables, only depressive affect and parental control predicted treatment nonresponse. These results suggest the need to adapt existing treatments for suicidal youth to better address problems relating to youth depression.
Descriptors: Caregivers, Depression (Psychology), Suicide, Psychiatric Hospitals, Outcomes of Treatment, Gender Differences, Parent Child Relationship, Youth
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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