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Place du médecin généraliste dans la prévention tertiaire des tentatives de suicide chez les enfants et adolescents : étude qualitative dans le bassin grenoblois

Abstract : Introduction. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents. By the age of 17, more than one in ten young people have already thought about suicide. The repetitions of act are numerous and occur quickly after a first suicide attempt. In France, there is a real difficulty of access to child psychiatry care. The general practitioner must therefore be involved in the follow-up of young patients in distress. The aim of our study is to determine the role of the general practitioner in the tertiary prevention of suicide attempts in children and adolescents. Methods. Qualitative study carried out following semi-directed individual interviews with 11 general practitioners in the Grenoble area. Results. The majority of the general practitioners interviewed found their place in the followup of children and adolescents in distress. The bond of trust established between the young patient and his doctor facilitated the care. The need to be helped by specialists seemed indispensable to ensure follow-up. Difficult access to specialist care and lack of links with mental health professionals were the main obstacles. Lack of training and lack of time were also reported as barriers to follow-up for these patients. Conclusion. The general practitioner has a full role to play in the tertiary prevention of suicide attempts by children and adolescents, and claims it. Collaborative work with those involved in psychological care is essential to guide and support the general practitioner.
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Anna Bic, Violetta Vitale. Place du médecin généraliste dans la prévention tertiaire des tentatives de suicide chez les enfants et adolescents : étude qualitative dans le bassin grenoblois. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-02932364⟩

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