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OBJECTIVE To compare characteristics and risk factors of suicide in early adolescence (younger than age 15 years) and in late adolescence. The authors examined whether differences in risk factors or resilience might explain the different suicide rates in the two age groups. METHOD Information about all registered suicides of young people in Norway from(More)
This study reports young people's assessment of own problems and strengths from a Norwegian survey (n=29,631, age range 10-19), based on the self-report version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (response rate 84.3%). Differences according to the age and gender are illuminated. Girls reported most emotional problems and boys most conduct and(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined whether a shortened form of dialectical behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents (DBT-A) is more effective than enhanced usual care (EUC) to reduce self-harm in adolescents. METHOD This was a randomized study of 77 adolescents with recent and repetitive self-harm treated at community child and adolescent(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare risk factors for self-harm in 2 groups: hospitalized adolescents who had attempted suicide and adolescents reporting suicide attempts in a community survey. METHOD All suicide attempters aged 13 to 19 years admitted to medical wards (n = 91) in a region of Norway were assessed and interviewed. Risk factors were identified by(More)
In Norway 1990-1992, the suicide rate was 18.6 per 100,000 individuals per year for boys 15-19 years old and 6.3 for girls, and for 10-14 year olds the rate was 2.7 for boys and 0.5 for girls. Comparison of all completed suicides (N = 129) with gender- and age-matched control subjects identified depression (OR = 19.9; CI = 11.2, 35.5), disruptive disorders(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to gain knowledge about the circumstances related to suicide among children and adolescents 15 years and younger. METHODS We conducted a psychological autopsy, collecting information from parents, hospital records and police reports on persons below the age of 16 who had committed suicide in Norway during a 12-year(More)
All suicide attempters admitted to medical wards in the greater Oslo area, (n = 91) aged 13-19 years, were dichotomised on the basis of one item in the Motives for Parasuicide Questionnaire (MPQ) and one item in the Suicide Intent Scale (SIS): if the intent was to die (n = 57), or not (n = 34). The two groups were compared regarding the attempt, mental(More)
OBJECTIVE By analysing the suicide notes from suicide victims 15 years and younger, we attempt to gain insight into the process leading to youth suicide and explore the characteristics of the note writers. METHOD During a psychological autopsy on 42 youths, we were entrusted with 23 suicide notes in which we explored the themes and compared the note(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this paper is to examine the classification of suicide in children and young adolescents. Although under-classification of suicide in the very young is a well-known problem, our hypothesis was that accidents might wrongly be classified as suicides, leading to over-classification. This may more easily occur in the very young. METHOD(More)
OBJECTIVE We conducted a 1-year prospective follow-up study of posttreatment clinical outcomes in adolescents with recent and repetitive self-harm who had been randomly allocated to receive 19 weeks of either dialectical behavior therapy adapted for adolescents (DBT-A) or enhanced usual care (EUC) at community child and adolescent psychiatric outpatient(More)