Year: 1991 Source: Israel Journal of Medical Science, v.27, no.5, (May 1991), p.293-296 SIEC No: 19911097

Between 1984-1989, 15 suicidal Ethiopian adolescents were hospitalized in the Adolescent Unit at the Geha Psychiatric Hospital. They were part of a large Jewish Ethiopian immigration to Israel. Most of the Ethiopian adolescent immigrants have integrated into Israeli society; however, some have developed psychiatric problems requiring treatment. The authors describe the psychopathology & management of a group of immigrant Ethiopian adolescents hospitalized for suicidal behaviours. (8 refs.)