Year: 2003 Source: Medical Journal of Australia, v.178, no.12, (June 2003), p.601-604 SIEC No: 20060060

The authors review the prevalence of a number of health risk behaviours in young women in Australia & discuss challenges faced by general practitioners in assessing & treating those at risk. A framework for identifying risk & protective factors is discussed & a psychosocial screening device that includes questions about suicide is presented. (21 refs.)