Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1990. p.253-302 SIEC No: 19910340

This article reviews the epidemiology & risk factors for youth suicide, suicidal behavior & suicidal ideation. The authors discuss the assessment of suicide potential in young psychiatric patients, including the impact of psychosocial, & psychiatric factors. Somatic & diminishing treatments are examined for their effectiveness in diminishing suicidal behavior. Specific treatments for various psychiatric disorders are also included. (VM)