A focus on recent cases of suicides among Italian children and adolescents and a review of literature

Antonio Chiaretti, Pietro Ferrara, Francesca Ianniello, Antonio Gatto, Riccardo Riccardi, Costanza Cutrona, Fabio Quintarelli, Flaminia Vena, Valentina Del Volgo, Olga Caporale, Monica Malamisura, Maria Chiara De Angelis

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Abstract

Suicidal behaviors are among the leading causes of death worldwide. The large spread of suicide suggests that educational programs and literature to parents or guardians should include information about the potential risks and potential consequences of the onset of the idea of suicide in children. We identified 55 cases of suicide among children and young adults <18-year-old occurring in Italy between 1st January, 2011 and 31st December, 2013. The results point to the need to increase our understanding of the dramatic rise in suicidal behaviors during childhood/adolescence and of the causal pathways linking these behaviors to child-adolescent mental disorders. During routine care visits, pediatricians should be skilled to recognize risk factors for adolescent suicide in order to intervene appropriately.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)69-N/A
RivistaTHE ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
Volume40
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2014

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • children
  • suicide

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