ORIGINAL ARTICLE Prevalence, Correlates, and Treatment of Lifetime Suicidal Behavior Among Adolescents Results From the National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement Matthew K. Nock, PhD; Jennifer Greif Green, PhD; Irving Hwang, MA; Katie A. McLaughlin, PhD; Nancy A. Sampson, BA; Alan M. Zaslavsky, PhD; Ronald C. Kessler, PhD Context: Although suicide is the third leading cause of ria for at least one DSM-IV mental disorder assessed in death among US adolescents, little is known about the the survey. Most temporally primary (based on retro- prevalence, correlates, or treatment of its immediate pre- spective age-of-onset reports) fear/anger, distress, dis- cursors, adolescent suicidal behaviors (ie, suicide ide- ruptive behavior, and substance disorders significantly ation, plans, and attempts). predict elevated odds of subsequent suicidal behaviors in bivariate models. The most consistently significant as- Objectives: To estimate the lifetime prevalence of sui- sociations of these disorders are with suicide ideation, cidal behaviors among US adolescents and the associa- although a number of disorders are also predictors of plans tions of retrospectively reported, temporally primary and both planned and unplanned attempts among ide- DSM-IV disorders with the subsequent onset of suicidal ators. Most suicidal adolescents (80%) receive some behaviors. form of mental health treatment.
JAMA Psychiatry – American Medical Association
Published: Mar 1, 2013