Year: 1990 Source: JAMA, v.264, no.24, (December 26, 1990), p.3194-3196 SIEC No: 19910122

This article discusses the prevalence of adolescent suicide, and provides a brief summary of the Shaffer et al study which found that youth suicide prevention programs were ineffective for suicide attempters. The author also discusses how physicians can identify patients who are at risk, and the psychosocial, psychotherapeutic, medical, psychiatric and environmental interventions which doctors can pursue for suicidal patients. (VM)