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Prevalence and Correlates of Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts in Preadolescent Children: A US Population-based Study

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The present study evaluated sociodemographic and diagnostic predictors of suicidal ideation and attempts in a nationally representative sample of preadolescent youth enrolled in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. Rates and predictors of psychiatric treatment utilization among suicidal youth also were examined. Eleven thousand eight hundred and seventy-five 9- and 10-year-old children residing in the United States were assessed. Children and their parents/guardians provided reports of children’s lifetime history of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and psychiatric disorders. Parents also reported on sociodemographic characteristics and mental health service utilization. In summary, suicidal ideation and attempts among preadolescent children are concerningly high and targeted assessment and preventative efforts are needed, especially for males, racial, ethnic, and sexual minority youth, and those youth experiencing comorbidity.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Prevalence and Correlates of Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts in Preadolescent Children: A US Population-based Study created by Hannah R. Lawrence, Ph.D. , Taylor A. Burke, Ph.D. et al. in 2021.

Publication Date:

Translational Psychiatry (2021) Sep 2021

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Hannah R. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Hannah Lawrence, Ph.D., is a research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lawrence graduated with her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Maine, completing her internship at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her research examines the role of mental imagery in the etiology and treatment of mood disorders. She has a particular interest in examining physiological and affective response to maladaptive imagery-based cognition, such as imagery-based rumination, and evaluating and developing imagery-based treatments for depressed and/or suicidal youth.
Taylor A. Burke, Ph.D.
Taylor A. Burke, Ph.D. obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Temple University. She subsequently completed her clinical psychology predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Burke's research aims to use novel technologies, methodologies, and computational approaches to improve the prediction and prevention of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors among adolescents. Dr. Burke is particularly interested in identifying objective indicators of proximal risk for these outcomes among youth.
Ana E. Sheehan
Ana E. Sheehan is pursuing a doctorate in clinical science in the University of Delaware's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Her research on personality and individual differences focuses on understanding not only why adults engage in risk-taking behaviors, such as aggression, substance abuse and suicidality, but identifying when they are most at risk for engaging in these behaviors.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC
Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

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Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. List at least 3 variables associated with greater odds of suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts in preadolescent children.
  2. Recognize the mental health diagnoses associated with increased odds of suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts in preadolescent children.
  3. Discuss the variables associated with treatment utilization for preadolescent children with suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts.

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