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Angel Nga-man Leung, Cathy Yui-chi Fong & Catherine Alexandra McBride-Chang

In: Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-at-Risk

Chapter 15: Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour among Asian Adolescents

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Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour among Asian Adolescents
Suicidal ideation and behaviour among asian adolescents
Angel Nga-manLeung, Cathy Yui-chiFong and Catherine AlexandraMcBride-Chang

Suicide is a major issue of concern among adolescents worldwide. This chapter is an attempt to focus on trends related to suicide and suicidal ideation among teenagers in Asia. Besides this overview, adequate consideration will be given to different factors related to adolescent suicide trends, encompassing psychological, environmental and socio-cultural influences. Among these, Internet stands out as particularly important for clinicians and researchers to consider in future studies. Although parts of this chapter will highlight issues that are of particular concern for Asian adolescents, some findings seem relatively universal across societies. Suicide research on adolescents from across the globe will be reviewed here, but with the ...

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