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ERIC Number: EJ747886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Adolescent Risk: The Co-Occurrence of Illness, Suicidality, and Substance Use
Husler, Gebhard; Blakeney, Ronny; Werlen, Egon
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v34 n6 p547-557 Dec 2006
Illness is rarely considered a "risk factor" in adolescence. This study tests illness, suicidality and substance use as outcome measures in a path analysis of 1028 Swiss adolescents in secondary prevention programs. The model showed that negative mood (depression and anxiety) predicted two paths. One path led from negative mood to suicidality and from there to substance use. The other path led directly from negative mood to illness. Traditional protective factors (good relationships, secure identity) protected against the negative mood-suicide-substance path, but not against the negative mood-illness path.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland