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Les conduites suicidaires et leur prévention chez l'enfant de moins de 13 ans : une revue de la littérature internationale

Abstract : Objective : Our primary objective was to review international literature on suicidal behavior prevention for children under age 13. Our secondary objective was to assess current scientific knowledge on that subject in the French overseas department of La Reunion. Methods : We gathered all relevant articles on suicide prevention for children under 13 in the world, in France and in La Reunion island. We researched articles in the French and English languages in PubMed (MEDLINE), PsychINFO and SUDOC databases published until 2014. Research in La Reunion was extended to informally published literature. Results : 189 articles were selected. There is not enough scientific evidence to support any efficient preventive measure against suicidal behavior for children under 13, whether primary, secondary tertiary or postvention. No study was conducted in La Reunion on suicidal behavior prevention for children. Conclusion : We believe that suicide prevention for children would benefit from the development of preventive measures. Such measures would emerge from a coordinated multisectoral approach, they would be defined nationally and adapted the local or regional scale if necessary, all the while taking into account cultural considerations. Child abuse prevention or prevention of physical and emotional deprivation, medical and social support for families (strengthening attachment bonds and improving intrafamilial communication), as well the care of suicidal children seem to be the main measures to develop in order to prevent child suicide.
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Lucie Baux Cazal. Les conduites suicidaires et leur prévention chez l'enfant de moins de 13 ans : une revue de la littérature internationale. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01166257⟩



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