Year: 1973 Source: New York: Bruner/Mazel, c1973. p.129-147 SIEC No: 19900044

This chapter discusses adolescent attempted suicide in terms of 3-stages: 1) a long-standing history of problems; 2) a period of escalation, when new problems associated with adolescence are introduced; 3) a final stage, the weeks & days immediately preceding an attempt, characterized by a chain-reaction dissolution of the adolescent’s few remaining primary associations; as well as, the special dynamics of male attempters, the role of the physician, & the lifeline treatment approach. (CM)