Year: 1983 Source: Medical Post, (May 31 1983), p.6 SIEC No: 19833086

Suicide attempts by preschoolerrs are misdiagnosed. In a comparison of preschool groups with suicidal & nonsuicidal behavior problems the fundamental difference was the expression of aggression. The behavior problem group exressed aggression at others; the suicidal group at themselves as well as others. The suicidal group also showed a higher rate of depressive symptoms, apathy & morbid thoughts. (LJ)