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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 (56% female; <2.5% refusal). Random sele...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
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Cluver, L
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine Journal website
Volume:
57
Issue:
1
Pages:
52-59
Publication date:
2015-07-05
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EISSN:
1879-1972
ISSN:
1054-139X
URN:
uuid:22e61902-6577-46df-bf2d-734f99ae362c
Source identifiers:
523132
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pubs:523132

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