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Suicide Risk Factors

Posted by on October 9, 2012

Risk factors during development fromĀ  early childhood to adolescence that may lead to suicidal behavior during later development years include

  • Psychiatric problems in childhood and/or adolescence, including depression
  • Child and/or adolescent externalizing disorders
  • Childhood adversity (especially with the above)
  • Low self-esteem (self-efficacy)
  • Aggressive or delinquent behavior

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