The purpose of the present paper is to shed light on the questions: Do children, who are exposed to psychological maltreatment, have an increased risk for suicide attempts or contemplation? Will children’s suicidal behavior diminish when psychological maltreatment is reduced? Suicidal behavior as well as child abuse and neglect were analyzed on the basis of standardized questionnaires addressed to caseworkers assigned to these cases (N=1,055). Half of the children were exposed to abuse and neglect. More than one third of the children were exposed to psychological maltreatment. These children showed higher rates of suicidal tendencies, compared to those children who were not exposed to psychological maltreatment.
- Mogens ChristoffersenDiane DePanfilis
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Publiceret iJournal of Child & Adolescent Trauma