Self-injury and externalizing pathology: A systematic literature review.

Background During the last decade there is a growing scientific interest in nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). The aim of the current paper was to review systematically the literature with a special focus on the associations between self-injurious behaviours and externalizing psychopathology. An additional aim was to review terminology and measurements of self-injurious behaviour and the connection […]

Conduct-disordered adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Intervention in secure treatment settings.

Youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are in a perilous circumstance. FASD is associated with a high rate of self-regulation problems and trouble with the law and is underdiagnosed. Standard juvenile corrections-based interventions often do not meet the needs of these vulnerable youth. This article describes what is known about conduct-disordered adolescents with FASD […]

Gender differences in comorbidity of conduct disorder among adolescents in Northern Finland.

As compared to boys with conduct disorder (CD), suicidality (including suicidal ideation and behaviour) was significantly more commonly the cause of hospitalization among girls with CD. Among somatic conditions, there was a significant predominance in self-reported allergies among girls. Girls had more often diagnosed comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder and marginally significantly more major depressive disorder. […]

Suicidal ideation, depression, and conduct disorder in a sample of adolescent and young adult twins.


Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents Aged 11 to 15 Years: Prevalence and Associated Factors

This study examined the prevalence of & factors associated with suicide ideation among Brazilian adolescents, aged 11-15 years. A cross-sectional population-based study was conducted. 1,039 adolescents were interviewed. The prevalence of suicide ideation was 14.1%. Factors associated with suicide ideation included female gender, current alcohol consumption, use of illicit drugs, symptoms indicating conduct disorders, & […]

Suicidal Behaviour in Adolescent Psychiatric Population

Alarming data about the frequency of suicide attempts & suicide in Serbian young people, ages 15-24 years, call attention to the significance of identifying factors influencing suicidality in this population. This article reviews the contribution of various psychiatric disorders on suicidal behaviour, including depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse, conduct disorders, eating disorders, & borderline personality disorder. […]

An Empirical Typology of Youth With Severe Emotional Disturbances

Cluster analysis was used to identify groups of children & adolescents with severe emotional disturbances on the basis of 8 child risk factor questions gathered at intake. The sample of 171 youth was divided into 5 clusters: physically abused, suicide attempt risk, delinquent risk, low risk, & sexually abused. Differences were noted among clusters on […]

Childhood Trajectories of Anxiousness and Disruptiveness as Predictors of Suicide Attempts

The association of childhood trajectories of anxiousness & disruptiveness with suicide attempts in early adulthood was investigated in a prospective cohort study of French-Canadian children. 1144 individuals participated in the study in early adulthood. In contrast to anxiousness trajectories, disruptiveness & joint trajectories made statistically significant contribtuions to suicide attempts. No support for mediation by […]

Current Psychiatric Morbidity, Aggression/Impulsivity, and Personality Dimensions in Child and Adolescent Suicide: a Case-Control Study

Psychiatric diagnoses, impulsive-aggressive & other personality traits were assessed in 55 child & adolescent suicide victims & 55 community controls using semi-structured proxy-based interviews & questionnaires. The most significant psychiatric risk factors associated with child & adolescent suicide were depressive disorders, substance/alcohol abuse disorder, & disruptive disorders. Additionally, suicide victims showed higher scores on lifetime […]

Lifetime Suicide Attempts in Juvenile Assessment Center Youth

To describe suicide risk in youth seen at a Juvenile Assessment Center, the authors examined relationships among self-reported lifetime attempts & demographic, justice, & psychiatric data via logistic regression. Similar to other settings, youth reporting lifetime attempts were more likely to be older, female, not living with both parents, & currently arrested for a violent […]

Death and Suicide Among Former Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Patients


Proximal Psychiatric Risk Factors for Suicidality in Youth: the Great Smoky Mountains Study

The objectives of this study were to characterize the proximal risks for suicidality associated with anxiety, depressive, disruptive behavior, & substance use disorders, & to test whether there are critical combinations of disorders that discriminate at-risk youth independent of severity of psychopathology. The study included an epidemiological sample of youth in the Great Smoky Mountains […]

Antisocial and Psychopathic Personality Disorders: Causes, Course, and Remission – a Review Article


The Effect of Drug Treatment on Criminal Behavior Among Adolescents in DATOS-A


Characteristics of Adolescents With Non-fatal and Fatal Suicidal Behaviour

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

The Relationship Between Bullying, Depression and Suicidal Thoughts/Behaviour in Irish Adolescents

Social and Psychiatric Functioning in Adolescents With Asperger Syndrome Compared With Conduct Disorder

This paper reports psychoscial functioning in 20 male adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS), defined according to current ICD-10 criteria, & a comparison group of 20 male adolescents with severe conduct disorder. In assessment, the AS group showed severe functioning & psychiatrict mobidity. High levels of anxiety & obsessional disorders were found in As; depression, suicidal […]

Lifetime Comorbidity of Antisocial Personality Disorder and Anxiety Disorders Among Adults in the Community

The association between lifetime anxiety disorders, conduct disorder (CD), & antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) among adults was explored. Data were drawn from the National Comorbidity Survey, a representative community sample of U.S. adults aged 15-54. Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to determine the association between anxiety disorders, CD & ASPD, & between the co-occurrence […]

The Relationship of Conduct Disorder to Attempted Suicide and Drug use History Among Methadone Maintenance Patients


Common Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Problems and Their Management in the Community

This article examines some of the more common psychiatric problems that present in childhood and their management in the community. The author discusses four of the most common disorders: anxiety, depression, conduct disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and notes that most childhood psychiatric disorders can be effectively managed in a general practice and […]

Risk Factors for Attempted Suicide Among Adolescents With Alcohol use Disorders

This study assessed mental & substance use disorders as potential risk factors for attempted suicide among adolescents with alcohol use disorders. The purpose of the study was to determine which of the disorders acted as predictors for attempted suicide among this population. Results show that bipolar disorder & cocaine use disorders were found to be […]

Psychiatric and Substance use Disorders as Risk Factors for Attempted Suicide Among Adolescents: a Case Control Study

The objective of this research was to test substance-related & non-substance-related psychiatric disorders as predictors of attempted suicide among adolescents. 96 psychiatrically disordered suicide attempters were matched one-to-one to 96 psychiatrically disordered non-attempters on age, ethnicity, gender, & the presence/absence of major depression. Conditional logistic regression was used to test psychiatric risk factors for their […]

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