Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk

April 25, 2015 1:00 PM

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SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who survive self-poisoning with drugs are at a significantly increased risk for suicide over the following decade, a new study shows.

"Self-poisoning in adolescence is a strong predictor of suicide and premature death in the ensuing decade, and identifies a high-risk group for targeted prevention," study co-leader Dr. Yaron Finkelstein said in an American Academy of Pediatrics news release.

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