By Alan L. Berman
For the earlier decade, Adolescent Suicide: review and Intervention has been famous because the top and so much authoritative textual content in this such a lot tragic of topics. This long-awaited moment version contains nearly 15 years of recent learn and important pondering scientific review and intervention as well as an elevated concentrate on prevention.
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7 per 100,000, respectively. 81/100,000). Seiden (1983) first noted that the western region of the United States had the highest rates of youth suicide. 6. S. suicide rates, ages 15-19, 1994-1998. Data from National Center for Health Statistics, various years of DHHS, Mortality Statistics Branch, Annual Report THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ADOLESCENT SUICIDE 29 isolation leading to social isolation, may be causally related to these high rates. com, 2004). In addition, these 10 states are located west of the Mississippi; they include the eight intermountain states and both Dakotas.
Bill, a 17-year-old juvenile delinquent, was found hanging in his room at the detention center after being arrested for a drunk-driving incident in which he hit and killed three pedestrians. This arrest followed a series of previous arrests for armed robbery, assault, and possession of drugs. Hours before his death, a peer told Bill that he would probably be tried as an adult and receive a stiff prison sentence. Each of the preceding four cases of suicide could be theoretically explained and conceptually understood in terms of Emile Durkheim's sociological theory of suicide.
Attempts requiring medical treatment may be observed and counted through emergency room admissions, as they are mandated in the state of Oregon, or cooperating physicians' offices. , jails and psychiatric wards) can be tabulated. However, the great majority of youth suicide attempts (about seven of every eight) are of such low lethality as to not require medical or other attention and are never reported. Thus, data relevant to these behaviors tend to be extrapolations and estimates based mostly on self-report surveys.
Adolescent Suicide: Assessment And Intervention 2nd Edition by Alan L. Berman