Psychotic Symptoms In Teens May Warn Of Suicide Risk.

Reuters (7/24, Doyle) reports that psychotic symptoms in teenagers may predict a greater risk for attempted suicide, according to a study of 1,112 teens aged 13 to 16 published online July 17 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Medwire (7/24, Piper) reports that of the 7% of teens who reported having psychotic symptoms at the start of the study, “7% reported a suicide attempt by the three-month follow up, and 20% by the 12-month follow up, giving odds ratios of 10.01 and 11.27, respectively, compared with the rest of the group.”

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— “Kids ‘hearing voices’ may be at high suicide risk, “Kathryn Doyle, Reuters, July 23, 2013.

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