Are adolescent suicide attempters noncompliant with outpatient care?

@article{Trautman1993AreAS,
  title={Are adolescent suicide attempters noncompliant with outpatient care?},
  author={P D Trautman and Norma Stewart and Akira Morishima},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={89-94}
}
The outpatient clinic attendance patterns of 115 consecutively referred 10- to 18-year-old suicide attempters and of 110 nonattempters were compared. The two groups did not differ in number of appointments scheduled or missed, but attempters kept significantly fewer appointments than did nonattempters. Seventy-seven percent of each group dropped out of treatment, but attempters dropped out significantly faster. Attendance and dropout were unrelated to age, reason for referral, or previous… CONTINUE READING

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