Year: 1989 Source: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, January 1989. p.253-263 SIEC No: 19890975

In this literature review the author found no specific treatment modalitities for adolescent suicide attempters but he did discuss the following: (1) no one treatment will be effective for this diverse group (2) there is a great resistance to treatment (3) people want brief treatment & quick results (4) good therapy is active & involves family (5) cognitive-behavioral approaches meet the needs for brevity & activity (6) innovative approaches to therapy are needed. (CM)