Clinical Perspective

Psychodynamic aspects of suicidal risk in adolescence: two case studies

  • Jana Kocourková Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Vúvala 84, Prague, 5 150 00, Czech Republic
  • Jiø&#205 Koutek Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Vúvala 84, Prague, 5 150 00, Czech Republic

Abstract

Two cases of attempted suicide by adolescents, following the separation from an idealised first sexual partner, are presented to illustrate psychodynamic issues often overlooked in clinical assessment. Absent fathers and father figures and other psychodynamic issues are explored.

Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2006, 18(2): 79–81
Published
2006-11-14
Section
Articles

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