Year: 1989 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.79, no.5, (May 1989), p.453-459 SIEC No: 19890914

422 suicide attempts by 362 adolescents were studied to find risk factors for subsequent suicide or violent death. By the end of the study, 8 (2.2%) had committed suicide. The risk ratio for boys was greater than for girls. Seriousness of intent heightened the risk but degree of lethality did not influence it. Those who expressed clear-cut reasons for their attempt seemed to have a smaller risk than those whose reasons were unclear. (CM)