Sexual abuse and suicidal behavior: a model constructed from a large community sample of adolescents.

@article{Bergen2003SexualAA,
  title={Sexual abuse and suicidal behavior: a model constructed from a large community sample of adolescents.},
  author={Helen A Bergen and Graham E Martin and Angela S Richardson and Stephen Allison and Leigh S Roeger},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 11},
  pages={1301-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate relationships between self-reported sexual abuse, depression, hopelessness, and suicidality in a community sample of adolescents. METHOD In 1995, students (mean age 13 years) from 27 high schools in Australia (n = 2,603) completed a questionnaire including measures of depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale), hopelessness, sexual abuse, and suicidality. Data analysis included logistic regression. RESULTS Sexual abuse is associated with… CONTINUE READING