This study was funded by a Young Investigator Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, by R01-MH63711 and F31 MH 74196 from the National Institutes of Mental Health and Drug Abuse, and T32 HD052462 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The authors wish to thank the Seattle children and parents who participated in the Developmental Pathways Project.
Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts Associated with Co-occurring Depression and Conduct Problems in Early Adolescence
Article first published online: 4 APR 2011
© 2011 The American Association of Suicidology
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 316–329, June 2011
How to Cite
Vander Stoep , A., Adrian, M., Mc Cauley, E., Crowell, S. E., Stone, A. and Flynn, C. (2011), Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts Associated with Co-occurring Depression and Conduct Problems in Early Adolescence. Suicide and Life-Threat Behavi, 41: 316–329. doi: 10.1111/j.1943-278X.2011.00031.x
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 4 APR 2011
- Manuscript Received: November 21, 2010 Revision Accepted: November 24, 2010
This study investigates the early manifestation of co-occurring depression and conduct problems as a predictor of heightened risk for later suicidal ideation and behavior in a community sample of 521 adolescents. Self-reported symptoms of depression and conduct problems were evaluated in early 6th grade. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors were tracked through multiple assessments carried out over the middle school years. Compared to adolescents with depression symptoms only, conduct problem symptoms only, or low psychopathology, those with co-occurring depression and conduct problem symptoms had the highest risk for subsequent suicidal ideation, recurrent suicidal behaviors, and suicide attempts.