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December 12, 2001

Risk Factors for Dating Violence in Adolescents

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;286(22):2813. doi:10.1001/jama.286.22.2808

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.

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