Jeffrey W Swanson

Publications [#137662] of Jeffrey W Swanson

Journal Articles

  1. JW Swanson, AO Linskey, R Quintero-Salinas, AJ Pumariega, CE Holzer 3rd, A binational school survey of depressive symptoms, drug use, and suicidal ideation., Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 31 no. 4 (July, 1992), pp. 669-78, ISSN 0890-8567 [doi]
    (last updated on 2013/06/22)

    Abstract:
    New findings are presented from a survey of depressive symptoms, illicit drug use, and suicidality among 4,157 adolescents attending school in six border cities in Texas and neighboring Tamaulipas, Mexico. Among the Texas youth, 48.08% scored above 16 on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies' Depression Scale (CES-D); 21% reported illicit drug use in the past month; and 23.43% said they had thought about killing themselves during the past week. Rates were lower among the Mexican youth: 39.41% had high CES-D scores; 4.95% reported drug use and 11.57% reported current suicidal ideation. Multivariate models are presented to show the linkage between psychological distress, drug use, and suicidality in this sample of border youth.

    Keywords:
    Adolescent • Comorbidity • Cross-Cultural Comparison* • Cross-Sectional Studies • Depression • Female • Humans • Incidence • Male • Mexican Americans • Mexico • Social Environment • Substance-Related Disorders • Suicide • Suicide, Attempted • Texas • epidemiology • epidemiology* • ethnology • psychology • statistics & numerical data*