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>Journals >MediSan >Year 2013, Issue 12

Hernández TA, González- Elías IE, López AYM
Risk factors related to suicidal behavior in childhood and adolescence
MediSan 2013; 17 (12)

Language: Español
References: 20
Page: 9027-9036
PDF: 60.90 Kb.

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An observational, descriptive and cross sectional study was carried out in "Dr. Juan de la Cruz Martínez Maceira" Teaching Northern Pediatric Hospital from Santiago de Cuba province in 2010, in order to describe the factors related to the suicidal behavior in 26 of 31 adolescents from 11 to 17 years, assisted in this institution during that period. It was found that the most affected group was that of 14-15 years, with prevalence of the female sex. Among the predominant risk factors there were, as the main ones in the case material: the physical and psychological abuses as the humiliations carried out by parents; the lack of family support groups in most of them; the absence of solution to their problems; the drugs ingestion to commit suicide, fundamentally psychodrugs, as well as depression and the alcohol consumption as family pathological history.

Key words: adolescent, suicidal behavior, risk factor, family functioning, child and adolescent psychiatry, health promotion, pediatric hospital.

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