Year: 1986 Source: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v.14, no.4, (1986), p.591-604 SIEC No: 19870651

This study examined age & gender differences in symptoms accompanying suicidal gestures & ideation in black children, aged 11-18, referred for psychiatric treatment. Results indicated that a difference exists in the types of symptoms associated with suicidal ideation as opposed to suicidal acts. These differences vary depending on age & gender. Findings also indicate that depressed mood & other “internalized” symptoms are more common among disturbed children who manifest suicidal behavior. (LH)