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Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 89–93 | Cite as

Suicide in preadolescents: Who is at risk?

  • Angelica L. KloosEmail author
  • Rachel Collins
  • Ronald A. Weller
  • Elizabeth B. Weller
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Abstract

Suicidal behavior (ie, thoughts and attempts) in children is an issue of serious concern. In the past, suicide in young children has been largely denied and ignored. However, this is no longer possible, as accumulating evidence supports the existence of suicidal thoughts and actions in preadolescent children. This article explores suicidal behavior in preadolescent children and highlights areas of needed research.

Keywords

Suicidal Ideation Suicide Attempt Suicidal Behavior Suicidal Thought Prepubertal Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelica L. Kloos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rachel Collins
  • Ronald A. Weller
  • Elizabeth B. Weller
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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