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McMahon, Elaine M and Corcoran, Paul and Keeley, Helen and Perry, Ivan J and Arensman, Ella (2013) Adolescents exposed to suicidal behavior of others: prevalence of self-harm and associated psychological, lifestyle, and life event factors. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior , 43 , (6) , pp. 634-645.

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Exposure to suicidal behavior of others was examined among 3,881 Irish adolescents in the Child and Adolescent Self-harm in Europe (CASE) study. One third of the sample had been exposed to suicidal behavior, and exposed adolescents were eight times more likely to also report own self-harm. Exposed adolescents shared many risk factors with those reporting own self-harm. Those reporting both exposure and own self-harm presented the most maladaptive profile on psychological, life event, and lifestyle domains, but neither anxiety nor depression distinguished this group. Exposed adolescents are burdened by a wide range of risk factors and in need of support.


Item Type:Article
Date:2013
Page Range:pp. 634-645
Volume:43
Number:6
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Underage drinking
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > self-destructive behaviour
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Peer relations
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour

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