Suicidal ideation in youth with tic disorders.

61% of youth with tic disorders endorsed some symptoms of suicidal ideation. 8% of youth endorsed clinically significant suicidal ideation. Parents reported suicidal ideation in 11% of youth with tic disorder. Anxiety, depressive and externalizing symptoms (but not tics) were associated with higher suicidal ideation. Tics were associated with increased anxiety, which in turn increased[…]

Suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children and adolescents with chronic tic disorders.

Despite evidence of elevated risk factors for suicidal thoughts and behavior in youth with Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorders (CTD), few studies have actually examined that relationship. This study documented the frequency and clinical correlates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in a sample of children and adolescents with CTD (N = 196, range 6Ð18[…]