Suicide in children and adolescents: a 10-year retrospective review.

  title={Suicide in children and adolescents: a 10-year retrospective review.},
  author={Danielle Shaw and John R Fernandes and Chitra K Rao},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  volume={26 4},
Suicide is second only to accidents as the most common cause of death for children and adolescents age 10 to 19 in Canada. All of the pediatric cases that were referred to the Hamilton Regional Forensic Pathology Unit from 1993 to 2002 were reviewed. For the purpose of this study, pediatric deaths were defined as deaths in the age group of 1 day up to and including 19 years of age. Specific criteria for suicide were applied to each case, independent of the manner of death issued by the coroner… CONTINUE READING
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