Year: 1988 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry: v.45, no.6, (June 1988), p.581-588 SIEC No: 19880512

Traits of adolescent victims were compared to those of psychiatric inpatients who had considered or attempted suicide. Both showed high rates of effective disorder & family histories of affective & antisocial disorders & suicide suggesting a continuum from ideation to completion. 4 factors were more common among victims: bipolar disorder, affective disorder, no previous mental health treatment & access to firearms. These findings suggest a profile of psychiatric patients @ high risk for suicide.