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Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents$
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Barry M. Wagner

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300112504

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300112504.001.0001

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Nature and Scope of the Problem

Nature and Scope of the Problem

(p.7) 2 Nature and Scope of the Problem
Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents

Barry M. Wagner

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the nature and scope of the problem of suicide, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation in children and adolescents. It reviews variation in incidence rates of completed and attempted suicide among different demographic and cultural groups in the United States and other parts of the world.

Keywords:   suicide, suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, completed suicide, attempted suicide, United States

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