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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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Psychopathology

Psychopathology

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(p.139) 6 Psychopathology
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Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents
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Barry M. Wagner

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300112504.003.0006

This chapter examines the role of psychopathology in the emergence of suicidal behavior. It evaluates which of three broad classes of psychopathology—mood, disruptive, and substance abuse disorders—poses the greatest risk of suicide in adolescents. The chapter also reviews studies that investigate serotonin factors and candidate genes that may be involved in suicidal behaviors.

Keywords:   psychopathology, suicidal behavior, mood, disruptive disorders, substance abuse, suicide, serotonin, genes

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