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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 237-242

A Study of Psychosocial and Clinical Factors Associated with Adolescent Suicide Attempts


1 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bangalore-560 029, India
2 Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, JIPMER, Pondicherry-605 006, India

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C. T Sudhir Kumar
Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bangalore-560 029
India
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There is a good deal of research showing that suicide attempts increase markedly during adolescence. This study aims at studying the demographic and clinical variables of adolescent suicide attempters and comparing certain potential risk factors between adolescent and adult suicide attempters. It was found that adolescents in our study sample differ significantly from adults in the levels of depression, hopelessness, lethality of attempt and stressful life events. These findings are important in the practical management of adolescent suicide attempters.



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