Study Asks If Suicide Risk May Be Overestimated In Kids.

Medscape (11/8, Helwick) reports, “Children and adolescents may be ‘overlabeled’ as being suicidal by school authorities,” according to research presented Oct. 20 at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2012 National Conference and Exhibition. After examining 581 records, “investigators at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in New York City came to this conclusion after they found that fewer than one half of children referred by schools to the emergency department (ED) for suicidal behavior received psychiatric treatment.”

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