Year: 1985 Source: New York: Springer, 1985. p.1-16 SIEC No: 19850874

This introduction chapter of youth suicide is written by suicidologists Peck, Farberow, & Litman, who address the phenomenon of suicide among young persons that has occurred over the last 3 decades, particularly in developed countries. Epidemiologic areas discussed include sex differences, major causes of death, race, diagnosis & therapeutic interventions.Peck, Farberow & Litman conclude this chapter with future predictions & recommendations. 9 ref. (NBB)