Year: 1990 Source: Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 1990. p.81-95 SIEC No: 19910811

This article describes the characteristics of depression & suicide in adolescents. For depression, the authors detail rates, methods of diagnosis (questionnaires, biological measures), theories of depression, genetic findings, associated psychiatric & medical conditions, & treatments. For suicide, the authors outline rates, risk factors (developmental features, physical illness, substance abuse, etc.) & prevention strategies. (VM)