Year: 1990 Source: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, v.13, no.3, (September 1990), p.511-556 SIEC No: 19910895

Presents several models for understanding youth suicidal behaviour. Summarizes what is known about risk factors including psychiatric diagnosis, personality traits, psychosocial factors, associated medical illnesses, biologic correlates, & family history & genetics. Knowledge about these risk factors is translated into practical considerations for the treatment of adolescent & young adult suicide patterns, including psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacologic & environmental interventions. (252 refs)