Year: 1988 Source: South African Medical Journal, v.74, no.5, (September 3, 1988), p.245-246 SIEC No: 19910010

This letter to the editor discusses a 1986 study in which it was found that 17% of a sample of 82 adult adoptees had attempted suicide during adolescence. The adoptees reported problems with peer-group taunts, feeling different than others, & inadequate information or fears about their origins. (4 refs.)