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Child and adolescent suicide attempts, suicidal behavior, and adverse childhood experiences in South Africa: a prospective study

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Purpose This is the first known prospective study of child suicidal behavior in sub-Saharan Africa. Aims were to determine whether (1) cumulative exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) predicts later suicidality and (2) heightened risks are mediated by mental health disorder and drug/alcohol misuse.

Methods Longitudinal repeated interviews were conducted 1 year apart (97% retention) with 3,515 adolescents aged 10–18 years in South Africa ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.03.001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Role:
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Economic and Social Research Council More from this funder
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Funding agency for:
Cluver, L
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PLP-2014-095
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Cluver, L
Grant:
PLP-2014-095
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Adolescent Health Journal website
Volume:
57
Issue:
1
Pages:
52-59
Publication date:
2015-04-30
Acceptance date:
2015-03-03
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EISSN:
1879-1972
ISSN:
1054-139X
Source identifiers:
523132
Language:
English
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2015-10-28

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