Childhood abuse, household dysfunction, and the risk of attempted suicide throughout the life span: findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.

@article{Dube2001ChildhoodAH,
  title={Childhood abuse, household dysfunction, and the risk of attempted suicide throughout the life span: findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.},
  author={Shanta Rishi Dube and Robert F. Anda and Vincent J. Felitti and Daniel P. Chapman and David F. Williamson and Wayne H. Giles},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2001},
  volume={286 24},
  pages={3089-96}
}
CONTEXT Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, but identifying persons at risk is difficult. Thus, the US surgeon general has made suicide prevention a national priority. An expanding body of research suggests that childhood trauma and adverse experiences can lead to a variety of negative health outcomes, including attempted suicide among adolescents and adults. OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between the risk of suicide attempts and adverse childhood experiences and… CONTINUE READING
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