Brigitte Prati : are adopted adolescents at higher risk for attempting suicide than their non adopted peers ?

In developed countries, adopted children represent less than 1% of births, but may represent over 20% of the patients in mental health services. This imbalance raises the question of the relationship between adoption and psychopathology, and more precisely between adoption and suicide crisis in adolescence.
Based on a review of the scientific literature and on her own clinical experience, the author offers some psychodynamic hypotheses and points out potential directions for reflection upon this problematic.