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Suicide in preadolescents: Who is at risk?


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.

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Kloos, A.L., Collins, R., Weller, R.A. et al. Suicide in preadolescents: Who is at risk?. Curr Psychiatry Rep 9, 89–93 (2007).

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  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Suicidal Behavior
  • Suicidal Thought
  • Prepubertal Child