Variation in functioning, psychosocial characteristics, and six-month outcomes among suicidal youth in comprehensive community mental health services.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this study we compared the psychosocial (n = 7,896) and clinical (n = 4,664) characteristics and 6-month functional outcomes (n = 2,594) of suicidal and nonsuicidal youth. Repeat and previous attempters were more likely than first-time and never attempters to experience psychosocial problems and to be functionally impaired in a variety of domains. Differences in functional impairment persisted at 6 months. Among those who were not severely functionally impaired at baseline, repeat attempters were more likely to be severely impaired at 6 months. Subgroups of suicide attempters may present to treatment differently, have a different expression of problems over time, and have different treatment needs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mandell, DS; Walrath, CM; Goldston, DB

Published Date

  • June 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 349 - 362

PubMed ID

  • 16805663

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-0234

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1521/suli.2006.36.3.349


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England