Journal article

Psychosocial risk factors for suicidality in children and adolescents

JJ Carballo, C Llorente, L Kehrmann, I Flamarique, A Zuddas, D Purper-Ouakil, PJ Hoekstra, D Coghill, UME Schulze, RW Dittmann, JK Buitelaar, J Castro-Fornieles, K Lievesley, Paramala Santosh, C Arango

EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

Suicidality in childhood and adolescence is of increasing concern. The aim of this paper was to review the published literature identifying key psychosocial risk factors for suicidality in the paediatric population. A systematic two-step search was carried out following the PRISMA statement guidelines, using the terms 'suicidality, suicide, and self-harm' combined with terms 'infant, child, adolescent' according to the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health classification of ages. Forty-four studies were included in the qualitative synthesis. The review identified three main factors that appear to increase the risk of suicidality: psychological factors (depress..

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