Year: 1982 Source: Clinical Pediatrics, v.21, no.5, (May 1982), p.266-270 SIEC No: 19850014

46 adolescent suicide attempters & their parents were compared with 46 adolescent nonattempters & their parents using various measures of family conflict, family cohesion, & parental maladaptive behavior. Data analysis indicated several significant differences between these two family groups in these dependent measures of family functioning, suggesting that the family milieu plays an important role in the etiology of adolescent suicidal behavior.