Year: 1989 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.79, no.5, (May 1989), p.431-435 SIEC No: 19900112

This study of 49 6-12 year old psychiatric inpatients evaluated changes in suicidal behavior, assaultive behavior, depression, hopelessness, & global functioning from time of admission to 7 weeks later. Significant decreases in suicidal behavior, assaultiveness, & depression, & a significant increase in global assessment occurred during the weeks of hospitalization. Severity of suicidal behavior at admission was the best indicator of a change in severity of suicidal behavior. (CM)