Dating violence against adolescent girls associated substance use

For some teens, suicide may appear to be a solution to their problems and stress.

The authors assessed lifetime prevalence of physical & sexual violence from dating partners among adolescent girls & associations of these forms of violence with specific health risks, including suicidality.JAMAJAMA Cardiology JAMA Dermatology JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery JAMA Internal Medicine JAMA Neurology JAMA Oncology JAMA Ophthalmology JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery JAMA Pediatrics JAMA Psychiatry JAMA Surgery Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry (1919-1959) Table 2.Unadjusted Odds Ratios for Relationships Between Health Risk Behaviors and Lifetime Prevalence of Violence From Dating Partners Among Adolescent Girls Attending Massachusetts Public High Schools* Table 3.Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Teenagers experience strong feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure to succeed, financial uncertainty, and other fears while growing up.For some teenagers, divorce, the formation of a new family with step-parents and step-siblings, or moving to a new community can be very unsettling and can intensify self-doubts.