Interventions for suicidal youth: a review of the literature and developmental considerations.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Suicidal behavior is developmentally mediated, but the degree to which interventions for suicidal behaviors have been developmentally tailored has varied widely. Published controlled studies of psychosocial treatment interventions for reducing adolescent suicidal behavior are reviewed, with a particular emphasis on the developmental nuances of these interventions. In addition, developmental considerations important in the treatment of suicidal adolescents are discussed. There are insufficient data available from controlled trials to recommend one intervention over another for the treatment of suicidal youth, but interventions that are sensitive to the multiple developmental contexts have potential for greater effectiveness in reducing adolescent suicidal behavior.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Daniel, SS; Goldston, DB

Published Date

  • June 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 252 - 268

PubMed ID

  • 19606918

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2819305

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-0234

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1521/suli.2009.39.3.252


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England