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Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents in Jamaica

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494–8
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Among the sample of students surveyed, 4.5% (n = 134) reported having depressive symptoms.

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Background: Depression in adolescents is often overlooked and misdiagnosed; however, it is an important mental health problem which is associated with major functional impairments across daily domains of living, and considerable morbidity. The aim of this research is to examine the prevalence of self-reported depressive symptoms among Jamaican adolescents, and the associated sociodemographic factors.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Jamaican Youth Health Status 2005

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533–8
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This study of adolescents (10–15 years old) attending schools in Jamaica found that most were not involved in risky behaviour. However, it pointed to some critical areas of concern regarding their nutritional status, physical activity of emotional well-being, drug use and sexual activity.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Suicide Ideation in Jamaican Youth: Sociodemographic Prevalence, Protective and Risk Factors

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521–5
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The prevalence of suicide ideation among Jamaican youth is 9.7%.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of suicidal ideation and examine the association between suicidal ideation and sociodemographic characteristics, protective and risk factors among Jamaican
youth.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013
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