Pediatric emergency department suicidal patients: two-site evaluation of suicide ideators, single attempters, and repeat attempters.

TitlePediatric emergency department suicidal patients: two-site evaluation of suicide ideators, single attempters, and repeat attempters.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsAsarnow, JR, Baraff LJ, Berk M, Grob C, Devich-Navarro M, Suddath R, Piacentini J, Tang L
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume47
Issue8
Pagination958-66
Date Published2008 Aug
ISSN1527-5418
KeywordsAdolescent, Child, Depression, Emergency Medical Services, Female, Humans, Incidence, Interpersonal Relations, Love, Male, Pediatrics, Prevalence, Recurrence, Suicide, Attempted
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1111/j.1541-0420.2011.01736.x
Alternate JournalJ Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry