Associations between maternal closeness, suicidal ideation, and risk behaviors in Cape Town

@article{Gilreath2008AssociationsBM,
  title={Associations between maternal closeness, suicidal ideation, and risk behaviors in Cape Town},
  author={Tamika D. Gilreath and Gary R. King and John W. Graham and FCPsych Alan J. Flisher and Carl F Lombard},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={174-179}
}
Health compromising behaviors, such as smoking and other risk behaviors tend to co-occur, and contribute to the leading causes of preventable death, disease, and disability among adolescents and young adults worldwide. The present study assesses a model of the direct and indirect effects of maternal closeness with suicidal ideation on smoking and risky behaviors. The sample consisted of 657 South African youth assessed over two time points with comparison of effects between males and females… CONTINUE READING

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