Year: 1989 Source: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, January 1989. p.143-159 SIEC No: 19890947

The aim of this literature review is to assess whether major psychiatric disorders are risk factors in youth suicide. 3 sources of information are presented: (1) types of psychiatric diagnoses found among youth who completed suicide (2) psychiatric diagnoses among youth who attempted suicide & (3) the relationship between familial aggregation of suicidal behaviors & familial aggregation of major psychiatric disorders. The authors conclude that major psychiatric disorders are a risk factor. (CM)