Year: 2014 Source: JAMA Psychiatry.(2013).70(3):300-310. doi:10.1001/2013.jamapsychiatry.55 SIEC No: 20140355

Suicidal behaviors are common among US adolescents, with rates that approach those of adults. The vast majority of youth with suicidal behaviors have preexisting mental disorders. The disorders most powerfully predicting ideation, though, are different from those most powerfully predicting conditional transitions from ideation to plans and attempts. These differences suggest that distinct prediction and prevention strategies are needed for ideation, plans among ideators, planned attempts, and unplanned attempts.

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