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ERIC Number: EJ843891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Prognosis after Adolescent Suicide Attempt: Mental Health, Psychiatric Treatment, and Suicide Attempts in a Nine-Year Follow-Up Study
Groholt, Berit; Ekeberg, Oivind
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n2 p125-136 Apr 2009
The prevalence of mental health and suicidal behavior was examined 8 to 10 years after an adolescent suicide attempt. Of 71 persons, 79% had at least one psychiatric disorder (mean 1.7) at follow-up, most commonly depression (46%), personality disorder (46%), and anxiety disorder (42%). The stability of diagnoses was moderate. The suicide attempters had received a substantial amount of treatment. One third had received inpatient treatment, and 78% psychiatric treatment, despite low compliance shortly after the index suicide attempt. At follow-up, repeated suicide attempts were found in 44% of the sample, and half of those had an affective or personality disorder.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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