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Study Examines Parent-Adolescent Agreement About Adolescents’ Suicidal Thoughts

Article Discussion Addresses Major Public Health Concern

An article in the January 2019 issue of Pediatrics, “Parent-Adolescent Agreement About Adolescents’ Suicidal Thoughts,” examines responses of participants in a study related to adolescent suicide. The article notes adolescent suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-olds in the United States, and more than two-thirds of adolescents experiencing suicidal thoughts do not receive mental health services.

Families were recruited from a large pediatric health care network. Adolescents and parents completed a clinical interview that included questions about adolescents’ lifetime suicidal thoughts.

Read the full article by Jason D. Jones et al, available online.

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