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PARTICULARITIES OF SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
The frequency of suicidal behavior in children and adolescents has increased significantly in recent years, representing a plurifactorial phenomenon, with determining factors in both psychiatric disorders, especially depression and conduct disorders, and also environmental factors including dysfunctional families, academic failure, faulty relationships, including an issue of increasing interest which lies on the border between illness and social factor, represented by the abuse of psychoactive substances. Approaches remain unorganized and inadequate, thus maintaining a real interest in the folowing subject, child and adolescent suicide, and furthermore raising the issue of improving the means of effective intervention for this situation of global importance.
Keywords: suicidal behavior, children and adolescents, depression in children, dysfunctional families, substance abuse