Pediatric emergency department suicidal patients: two-site evaluation of suicide ideators, single attempters, and repeat attempters.
|Title||Pediatric emergency department suicidal patients: two-site evaluation of suicide ideators, single attempters, and repeat attempters.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Asarnow, JR, Baraff LJ, Berk M, Grob C, Devich-Navarro M, Suddath R, Piacentini J, Tang L|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|Date Published||2008 Aug|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Child, Depression, Emergency Medical Services, Female, Humans, Incidence, Interpersonal Relations, Love, Male, Pediatrics, Prevalence, Recurrence, Suicide, Attempted|
Reducing youth suicide and suicide attempts are national priorities. Suicidal youth emergency department (ED) patients are at high risk for repeat and fatal attempts, yet information is lacking to guide service delivery. In one of the largest clinical studies of youth ED patients presenting with suicidality, we examine ideators, single attempters, and repeat attempters with the aim of clarifying optimal strategies for ED management and risk assessment.
|Alternate Journal||J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry|