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Why do so many latina teens attempt suicide? A conceptual model for research.
Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2005 Apr; 75(2):275-87.AJ

Abstract

Rates of suicide attempts among adolescent Latinas have been reported to be higher than for their non-Hispanic counterparts. Yet researchers know very little about the attempts, their antecedents, and why the girls attempt suicide. Latina girls have been included in research on suicidal adolescents and typically show higher rates of attempts relative to similar psychopathology when compared with other young women. A few small studies have focused on Latinas, but none have explored why suicide attempt rates are higher. The authors constructed a conceptual model to provide a formulation of this phenomenon on the basis of a review of the literature on suicide attempts among Latinas and their clinical experience. This model can serve as a framework to guide research on the unique sociocultural processes present in Latina adolescent suicide attempts and may also benefit the work of clinicians.

Authors+Show Affiliations

George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, USA. lzayas@gwbmail.wustl.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15839764

Citation

Zayas, Luis H., et al. "Why Do so Many Latina Teens Attempt Suicide? a Conceptual Model for Research." The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, vol. 75, no. 2, 2005, pp. 275-87.
Zayas LH, Lester RJ, Cabassa LJ, et al. Why do so many latina teens attempt suicide? A conceptual model for research. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2005;75(2):275-87.
Zayas, L. H., Lester, R. J., Cabassa, L. J., & Fortuna, L. R. (2005). Why do so many latina teens attempt suicide? A conceptual model for research. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 75(2), 275-87.
Zayas LH, et al. Why Do so Many Latina Teens Attempt Suicide? a Conceptual Model for Research. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2005;75(2):275-87. PubMed PMID: 15839764.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Why do so many latina teens attempt suicide? A conceptual model for research. AU - Zayas,Luis H, AU - Lester,Rebecca J, AU - Cabassa,Leopoldo J, AU - Fortuna,Lisa R, PY - 2005/4/21/pubmed PY - 2005/9/16/medline PY - 2005/4/21/entrez SP - 275 EP - 87 JF - The American journal of orthopsychiatry JO - Am J Orthopsychiatry VL - 75 IS - 2 N2 - Rates of suicide attempts among adolescent Latinas have been reported to be higher than for their non-Hispanic counterparts. Yet researchers know very little about the attempts, their antecedents, and why the girls attempt suicide. Latina girls have been included in research on suicidal adolescents and typically show higher rates of attempts relative to similar psychopathology when compared with other young women. A few small studies have focused on Latinas, but none have explored why suicide attempt rates are higher. The authors constructed a conceptual model to provide a formulation of this phenomenon on the basis of a review of the literature on suicide attempts among Latinas and their clinical experience. This model can serve as a framework to guide research on the unique sociocultural processes present in Latina adolescent suicide attempts and may also benefit the work of clinicians. SN - 0002-9432 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15839764/Why_do_so_many_latina_teens_attempt_suicide_A_conceptual_model_for_research_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/ort/75/2/275 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -