Year: 1959 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.116, (1959), p.400-404 SIEC No: 19820003

This article begins with a review of the studies on suicide in adolescents & children. The authors then report the findings of their study of 500 psychiatric inpatient & outpatient adolescents. They found a predominance of schizophrenic psychopathology in adolescent patients who had attempted suicide. The authors assert that the focus on depression as a sign of suicidality among adolescents may be misplaced – schizophrenia is a greater risk factor.