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Q Is suicidal ideation in adolescence associated with psychological problems and suicidal behaviour later in life?
Prospective cohort study.
Community sample, USA; 1987 to 2002.
346 people (52% female, 98% white) from a community cohort aged 5 in 1977, for whom complete data were available at ages 15 and 30.
Suicide ideation (positive response to any suicidal ideation item on the Youth Self-Report or Children’s Depression Inventory) at age 15.
Psychopathology and suicidal behaviour (DSM-IV mood, anxiety and substance disorders; suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts assessed by the National Institute of Mental Health Diagnostic Interview Schedule, version IV); problem behaviours (Young Adult Self-Report, Young Adult Behaviour Checklist problem scores); overall functioning (Global Assessment of Functioning Scale, Social and Occupational Functioning Assessment Scale from DSM-IV).
At age 15, 22% of participants reported suicide ideation. Adolescents with suicidal ideation were more …
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