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Pediatrics. 2000 Apr;105(4 Pt 1):871-4.

Suicide and suicide attempts in adolescents. Committee on Adolescents. American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Abstract

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents 15 to 19 years old.(1) Pediatricians can help prevent adolescent suicide by knowing the symptoms of depression and other presuicidal behavior. This statement updates the previous statement(2) by the American Academy of Pediatrics and assists the pediatrician in the identification and management of the adolescent at risk for suicide. The extent to which pediatricians provide appropriate care for suicidal adolescents depends on their knowledge, skill, comfort with the topic, and ready access to appropriate community resources. All teenagers with suicidal symptoms should know that their pleas for assistance are heard and that pediatricians are willing to serve as advocates to help resolve the crisis.

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10742340
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