Year: 1989 Source: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, v.12, no.4, (December 1989), p.861-872 SIEC No: 19900903

Describes assessment of suicidal risk for children & adolescents as a mainstay for preventing suicide. The multidetermined nature of suicidal behavior requires that one consider the many parameters & their multilevel interactions in risk evaluation. It is particularly important to recognize variations in qualitative & quantitative contributions of risk factors. An outline of these factors is presented, including psychiatric, biologic, family & genetic, psychosocial & sociocultural variables.