Female youths who attempt suicide at increased risk for substance use disorders

Female adolescents and teens who attempted suicide were at an increased risk for substance use disorders, researchers reported in JAMA Psychiatry.
Nathalie Auger, MD, MSc, a principal scientist at the at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, and colleagues assessed the association between suicide attempts in women and girls before the age of 20 years and the future risk of substance use disorders.
“We identified girls who attempted suicide between ages 8 and 19 years in Quebec and tracked them over time to see if they developed substance use disorders later in life,”

Female adolescents and teens who attempted suicide were at an increased risk for substance use disorders, researchers reported in JAMA Psychiatry.
Nathalie Auger, MD, MSc, a principal scientist at the at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, and colleagues assessed the association between suicide attempts in women and girls before the age of 20 years and the future risk of substance use disorders.
“We identified girls who attempted suicide between ages 8 and 19 years in Quebec and tracked them over time to see if they developed substance use disorders later in life,”