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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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LOPES, Paula; BARREIRA, David Pires  and  PIRES, Ana Matos. Suicide attempt during adolescence: the effect of gender in depression and personality. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2001, vol.2, n.1, pp.47-57. ISSN 1645-0086.

This study focus on clinical features of the adolescence suicide attempters. In this way, the research evaluate the presence of depressive symptoms and disfunctional personality traits in adolescents with at least one suicide threat and a comparative study between genders was employed. Subjects were divided into two groups, one with female (n=12) and other with male adolescents (n=10), aged between 15 and 18 years. Data was collected by "Children’s Depression Inventory" and "Mini-Mult". The findings suggest gender differences particularly with respect to diagnostic entities such as depression and pathological personality traits.

Keywords : Adolescence; Depression; Personality; Suicide attempt.

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