Year: 1981 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.138, no.2, (February 1981), p.154-159 SIEC No: 19840226

Definition and incidence of suicidal behaviour are discussed. Research regarding risk factors is reviewed. Variables discussed include demographics, family dynamics, depression, children’s concepts of death, ego functioning and suicidal motivation. Considerations for clinical practice and future research are outlined. (NR)