Mathew Ross, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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There has been a growing concern over the steady rise of suicide in the teenage, adolescent, and college-age population. Adolescents of college age are the highest potential suicide risk group within the population. Their national rate is 50% higher than for other Americans. Among college students, suicide is now the second greatest cause of death. In the 15- to 19-year-old group the rate has climbed from the fifth ranking cause of death in 1954 to third.
Because suicidal risk is recognizable, predictable, and preventable, efforts must be made not only to increase but also to improve diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive
Ross M. Adolescent Suicide.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1108. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1108_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1108.
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