Year: 1988 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.27, no.6, (1988), p.689-695 SIEC No: 19890288

Collected descriptive information, from medical examiners’records, on 229 children & adolescents (19 yrs & under) who had committed suicide. Suicides were most likely to be older males with a current psychiatric disorder, usually an affective disorder or alcohol or drug abuse. Suicides appeared to be impulsive & triggered by age-normative precipitants. Sex, age & cohort differences are presented. Results are evaluated in light of previous research. (KM)