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ETUDE RECHERCHE Temporal Trends in Suicide Attempts Among Children in the Decade Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Paris, France

Temporal Trends in Suicide Attempts Among Children in the Decade Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Paris, France

Research Letter Pediatrics
October 7, 2021

Anthony Cousien, PhD1; Eric Acquaviva, MD, PhD2; Solen Kernéis, MD, PhD1,3; et al Yazdan Yazdanpanah, MD, PhD1,4; Richard Delorme, MD, PhD2
1 Infection, Antimicrobials, Modeling, and Evolution Laboratory, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, University of Paris, Paris, France
2
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Paris, Robert Debré University Hospital, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris France
3
Infection Prevention and Control Team, Bichat-Claude Bernard University Hospital, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France
4
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Bichat-Claude Bernard University Hospital, Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France
JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(10):e2128611. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28611

Introduction

Recent studies have reported a deterioration in children’s mental health since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, with an increase in anxiety and mood disorders.1 Rates of suicide ideation and suicide attempts among children were also higher when COVID-19–related stressors were heightened in 2020.2,3

We aimed to better assess temporal trends in suicide attempts among children while adjusting for annual and seasonal fluctuations. We conducted a cross-sectional study of surveillance data collected over the past 10 years at the Robert Debré Hospital in Paris, France, which is one of the largest pediatric centers in Europe.

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