Year: 1985 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.142, no.5, (May 1985), p.588-592 SIEC No: 19860527

Depressive symptoms & suicidal behavior in 64 adolescent psychiatric patients were assessed. The medical seriousness of suicidal behavior was associated with conscious intent to die & with the number of previous nonlethal suicide attempts. Suicidal behaviour was associated with depressed mood, negative self-evaluation, anhedonia, insomnia, poor mood, psychomotor disturbance, & alcohol & drug abuse. The results suggest that adolescents can be reliable reporters of their suicides potential.