Integrating Brief Screen in ER May Better Identify Youth With Psychosis at Risk of Suicide

Almost half (48%) of children and adolescents with a psychotic disorder said they recently had suicidal thoughts or had in the past considered death by suicide when interviewed in the emergency department (ED) using a brief screening questionnaire, according to areport published this week inPsychiatric Services. Most of these youth did not report a chief complaint related to suicidal ideation or behavior when arriving at the ED.Notably, half of the children and adolescents who screened positive for suicide using the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) screen were discharged from the ED, including 44% of those who reported having suicidal thoughts within the past few weeks.“ASQ screening is imperative for the identification of youths at risk for suicide, but it needs to be paired with feasible follow-up intervention services,” wrote Jonathan DeVylder, Ph.D., of Fordham University and colleagues.DeVylder and colleagues analyzed data on 87 children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 with a psychotic disorder who were screened for suicide risk in the ED using the ASQ at the Johns Hopkins Hospital pediatric ED. Youth were included if they had schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, major depressive disorder with psychotic features, or bipolar disorder with psychotic features, as recorded in the electronic health record.The ASQ includes the following four yes/no questions: (1) In the past few weeks, have you wished you were dead?; (2) In the past few weeks, have you felt t...
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