Year: 1990 Source: Individual Psychology, v.46, no.3, (September 1990), p.358-364 SIEC No: 19910448

This study examines the relationship between psychological birth-order position (perceived, not numerical) & substance abuse & suicide in adolescents ranging in age from 12 to 18. The study includes 2 groups: a group of psychiatric inpatients being treated for attempted suicide or substance abuse, & a group of high school students. The authors found the patient group thought of themselves as inferior to their siblings significantly more often than the student group. (VM)