Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In their article about dating
violence among adolescent girls, Dr Silverman and colleagues1
state that girls who experience these events have rates of suicidal ideation
and attempts that are 6 to 9 times higher than those of girls who do not have
these experiences. They also find that these girls are less likely to receive
treatment for these mental health issues, perhaps because of pain and humiliation.
McFee RB, Turano JA, Roberts S. Risk Factors for Dating Violence in Adolescents. JAMA. 2001;286(22):2813. doi:10.1001/jama.286.22.2808