Year: 1990 Source: The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, v.63, no.4, (July-August 1990), p.325-332 SIEC No: 19910642

This article outlines the significant findings on suicidal risk in children & adolescents, inlcuding psychosocial, sociocultural & philosophical features. A definition of youth suicidal episodes is presented, as well as risk factors involving psychiatric disorders in the suicidal youngster & family. Environmental, developmental, & physiological stresses are also discussed, & ideas for clinical management & further research are also offered. (VM)