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Authorities now generally agree that suicide has doubled or tripled in the 10- to 24-year-old age group in most industrialized countries during the last several decades. In the United States it is now the third leading cause of death for those 15 to 20 years old. Therefore, this book is both timely and useful. The case history of a typical 18 year old who committed suicide is used as a basis for a view of the complex psychodynamics of suicide. The role of loss and its antecedent emotional conflicts together with the significance of parental relationships, family influences, broken families,
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Suicide in Adolescence.. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:267. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-267_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(2):267.
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