Year: 1991 Source: Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, (99th: San Francisco: 1991). 4p. SIEC No: 19910804

In this study, 20 adolescents who had attempted suicide were compared to 20 adolescents who had not. Suicidal adolescents were found to lack an emotional significant other, to have moved more often, and to have failed more grades (though not due to lower IQ or other cognitive differences). Consistent with the “early loss” hypothesis, the early life experiences of the suicidal adolescents were more chaotic & disruptive than those of non-suicidal adolescents. (VM)