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

Barry M. Wagner

Yale University Press

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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