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Chapter 35. Youth Suicide

Tina R. Goldstein, Ph.D.; David A. Brent, M.D.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585623921.464899

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In order to correct a history of inconsistent and unclear terminology regarding suicide-related behavior, O'Carroll et al. (1996) developed a defined set of terms. These guidelines will be utilized throughout the chapter and are summarized in Table 35–1.

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TABLE 35–1. Suicide terminology
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TABLE 35–2. Summary of studies examining biological factors associated with suicidality

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