Year: 1987 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.76, no.4, (October 1987), p.346-354 SIEC No: 19872011

Four hundred and twenty-two adolescent suicide attempts were examined. The intent to die was weaker than in adult persons. Within lethality no difference was found. Adolescents came mostly from the lowest social classes and their educational status was low. Their mental health was often unsatisfactory. The psychiatric treatment, which was arranged after the suicide attempt, was not more intensive than that arranged for adult suicide attempters.