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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXIV/201: 154-157 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXIV/201: 154-157

Title: The prevalence of suicide attempts among children and adolescents 

Authors: Woźniak E., Talarowska M., Orzechowska A., Florkowski A., Gałecki P.

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The prevalence of suicide attempts among children and adolescents


Woźniak E., Talarowska M., Orzechowska A., Florkowski A., Gałecki P.

Medical University of Lodz, Poland, Department of Adult Psychiatry

Suicide is the act of a fatal outcome. People who think about suicide perceive death as a way to avoid problems. Suicide attempts by children and young people likely to arise from the fact that the identified single or co-occurring mental disorders.
The aim of study
was to illustrate the suicide problem, which is increasingly frequent attempts to take their own life for children and youth. Its main objective is to determine the prevalence and determinants of suicide attempts made by young people.
Material and methods
. The study group consisted of patients Babinski Hospital in Lodz. The study included 18 patients, 9 boys and 9 girls. Research methodology is based on the stories of young patients diseases. In order to verify the prevalence of trial and / or thoughts, suicidal tendencies among children and adolescents, was used as a research tool – a survey of its own design. The survey consists of 21 questions about basic information on the state of social, physical and mental patients.
Results
. Subjective verification made disseminate ideas, trends and / or suicide attempts among children and adolescents in most reflects the actual collection of information gathered by various authors.
Conclusions
. Children coming from families reconstructed and largely incomplete exhibit suicidal behavior. The main risk factors indicating the attempt on his own life are mental disorders: depression and behavioral disorders. Family situation of young people: conflicts between the father and the mother, violence, physical / mental, has a significant effect on the risk of an attempt on his own life. Superficial self-mutilation, is the main way to make a suicide bombing.

Key words: suicide, death, problems, children, adolescents

Pol. Merk. Lek., 2013, XXXIV, 201, 154