Year: 1985 Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy, v.39, no.1, (January 1985), p.108-113 SIEC No: 19850937

The authors present the history of a boy, first hospitalized for treatment of major depression at age 12 1/2, who had made a single suicide attempt at age 7. Family & individual psychodynamics, psychopathology & treatment are discussed. The influence of meaningful stressful life events on his motivation to attempt suicide is noted.