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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Factors associated with the increased risk for suicide in the case of Krystal based on practice guideline from the American Psychiatric Association*

Risk factors Episodes or details Availability
Demographic features
Adolescent and young adult age group Adolescent (16 years old)
Race Caucasian
Psychiatric disorders
Cluster B personality disorder Antisocial personality trait
Other substance use disorders Cigarette and marijuana
Physical illness Not available
Psychosocial features
Recent lack of social support Death of Mr Fairbrother
Poor relationship with family Conflicts with mother
Recent stressful life event Rape by mother’s boyfriend
Drowning of brother
Childhood trauma
Physical abuse Exposure to adverse experiences
Genetic and familial effects
Family history of mental illness Mother’s substance use disorder
Trans-generational antisocial traits
Psychological features
Hopelessness Poverty, no shelter
Shame Guilt of her brother’s drowning
Decreased self-esteem Turning against self
Impulsiveness Aggressive and violent behaviours
Cognitive features Not available
Suicidal thoughts/behaviors
Lethality of suicidal plans or attempts Critical heroin overdose
Additional features
Unstable or poor therapeutic relationship Insufficient rapport with the social worker

* American Psychiatric Association. Practice guideline for the assessment and treatment of patients with suicidal behaviors. November 2003 [10].

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