Year: 1982 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, v.21, no.2, (1982), p.178-186 SIEC No: 19890020

76 5-14 yr olds were assigned by stringent operational criteria to either suicidal, depressed or psychiatric control groups. Through a review of medical records, Ss were compared on measures of life stress & symptomatology for their total lifespan, for 4 defined developmental periods & for the year preceding admission. Compared to both depressed & psychiatric controls, suicidal Ss experienced increasing & significantly greater amounts of stress as they matured. 37 refs.