Year: 1975 Source: Psychiatric Opinion, v.12, no.6, (July 1975), p.27-31 SIEC No: 19901530

Argues that the character of self-destructive behavior in adolescents is elusive & unpredictable. It is noted that grouping such disparate acts as actual suicide, suicidal gestures & risk-taking together has made prediction of suicide impossible. This approach confuses typical adolescent characteristics with potential prediction of suicide. 28 refs.