Adolescents with intellectual disability and suicidal behavior.

Joav Merrick, Efrat Merrick, Mohammed Morad, Isack Kandel

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    Abstract

    It has been assumed that impaired intellectual capacity could act as a buffer to suicidality in the population of children and adolescents with intellectual disability. The few studies that have been conducted contest this assumption and in fact the findings showed that the characteristics of suicidality in the population of children and adolescents with intellectual disability are very similar to other adolescents without intellectual disability. This paper reviews the few studies conducted and describe the symptomatology in this population.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)724-728
    Number of pages5
    JournalThe Scientific World Journal
    Volume5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

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