Year: 1991 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.83, no.5, (May 1991), p.385-390 SIEC No: 19911020

This study examines the prevalence of depressive symptoms & suicidal ideation & their relationship to perceived health problems & social relations in 605 Swedish adolescents. Depending on the rating scale used, 4-9% had a major depressive disorder. Approximately 3% had pronounced suicidal ideation & had made at least one suicide attempt. Certain psychosocial variables were found to be predictors of depression, such as satisfaction with school, home & leisure time, & number of close friends. (VM)