Year: 1984 Source: Pediatric Annals, v.13, no.1, (January 1984), p.56+ SIEC No: 19850528

Author discusses risk factors of childhood suicidal behavior & suggests interview techniques that may be useful to the clinician in assessing suicide potential: she suggests the use of direct questions: “Have you thought about suicide?” & questions that focus on the child’s feelings & behavior (feeling sad, having problems sleeping), & recommends the use of checklists that have been developed to assist physicians in diagnosing self destructive behavior in patients. (NBB)