Year: 1981 Source: Adolescent Psychiatry, v.9, (1981), p.327-342 SIEC No: 19850981

This is a comprehensive, detailed study of adolescence & the psychological, social & biological stresses that increase the risk of suicide among this age group. The author states that suicidal adolescents require every parameter of good therapy: treatment procedures designed just to deal with acute crises & involve only brief intervention lead, at best, to chronic adult mental illness & at worst to the adolescents’s death. (26 refs) (NBB)