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Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2015 Aug;45(4):477-87. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12143. Epub 2014 Dec 2.

Psychosocial-Environmental Risk Factors for Suicide Attempts in Adolescents with Suicidal Ideation: Findings from a Sample of 73,238 Adolescents.

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1
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
2
School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.
3
Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
4
Brain Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Abstract

We determined risk factors that discriminate between suicide attempt (SA) adolescents and suicidal ideation only (SI only) adolescents using data from the 2010 Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey (12-19 years; N = 73,238). In males, heavy alcohol use, drug use, and high perceived sadness/hopelessness showed significant effects on the presence of SA versus the presence of SI only. In females, along with these variables, low academic achievement, poor perceived health status, high perceived stress, and unhealthy coping strategy were also significantly related to the presence of SA versus SI only. Therefore, clinical interventions targeting adolescents' psychological distress are warranted to prevent suicide.

PMID:
25443162
DOI:
10.1111/sltb.12143
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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