ERIC Number: EJ785834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
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Adolescent Suicide Attempters: What Predicts Future Suicidal Acts?
Groholt, Berit; Ekeberg, Oivind; Haldorsen, Tor
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v36 n6 p638-650 Dec 2006
Predictors for repetition of suicide attempts were evaluated among 92 adolescent suicide attempters 9 years after an index suicide attempt (90% females). Five were dead, two by suicide. Thirty-one (42%) of 73 had repeated a suicide attempt. In multiple Cox regression analysis, four factors had an independent predictive effect: comorbid disorders, hopelessness, having ever received treatment for mental or behavior problems, and having a father exerting control without affection. Prediction on an individual level was difficult. Since almost half repeated a suicidal act, the best strategy is to evaluate all adolescent suicide attempters thoroughly and provide treatment as needed.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Suicide, Adolescents, Predictor Variables, Recidivism, Psychological Patterns, Mental Disorders, Parent Influence, Fathers, Parenting Styles
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