Year: 1986 Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy, v.40, no.2, (April 1986), p.201-212 SIEC No: 19870715

The authors explored depressive symptomatology in 9 hospitalized preschool children with suicidal thoughts & behaviors, & compared them with 16 suicidal & 16 behavior-disordered outpatient preschoolers. Results show that suicidal preschool-age inpatients show significantly more morbid ideas, depressed moods, weepiness, & parental psychopathology than the suicidal & behavior-disordered preschool outpatients. (13 Refs) (LH)