The epidemiology of teen suicide: an examination of risk factors.

  title={The epidemiology of teen suicide: an examination of risk factors.},
  author={David R. Shaffer},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={49 Suppl},
The information presented here is on the incidence of suicide in the United States and in other countries where reporting procedures are reliable. The problem of underreporting is discussed and put into perspective. Secular trends in suicide incidence are presented, and it is shown how these have varied a great deal for different age groups. Age, ethnic, and cultural differences in incidence are demonstrated, and explanatory theories for these differences are put forward. The phenomenon of… CONTINUE READING

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