Nonsuicidal self-injury as a predictor of suicidal behavior in depressed adolescents.

  title={Nonsuicidal self-injury as a predictor of suicidal behavior in depressed adolescents.},
  author={David P Brent},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={168 5},
Conventional wisdom has viewed suicidal behavior as much more ominous than nonsuicidal self-injury. The thoughtful and clearly written article in this issue by Wilkinson and colleagues (1) from the Adolescent Depression Antidepressants and Psychotherapy Trial (ADAPT) should make us view nonsuicidal self-injury more seriously, as it was a stronger predictor of future suicidal behavior than was a previous history of a suicide attempt. While this may be surprising, it is not an isolated finding… CONTINUE READING


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