The Association of Suicide and Bullying in Childhood to Young Adulthood: A Review of Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Research Findings

@article{Klomek2010TheAO,
  title={The Association of Suicide and Bullying in Childhood to Young Adulthood: A Review of Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Research Findings},
  author={Anat Brunstein Klomek and Andr{\'e} Sourander and Madelyn S Gould},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={55},
  pages={282 - 288}
}
Objective: To review the research addressing the association of suicide and bullying, from childhood to young adulthood, including cross-sectional and longitudinal research findings. Method: Relevant publications were identified via electronic searches of PsycNet and MEDLINE without date specification, in addition to perusing the reference lists of relevant articles. Results: Cross-sectional findings indicate that there is an increased risk of suicidal ideation and (or) suicide attempts… 

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