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New SAMHSA report examines trends in ED visits for drug-related suicide attempts

The DAWN Report: Emergency Department Visits for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts Involving Antidepressants by Adolescents and Young Adults: 2004 to 2008 examines recent trends based on combined 2004 to 2008 data. During that period, there was an annual average of 9,660 ER visits for drug-related suicide attempts involving antidepressants by adolescents (ages 12 to 17) and young adults (ages 18 to 24). Females made up three-fourths of attempts among adolescents and two-thirds among young adults.

Read the report at www.samhsa.gov.