Year: 1991 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.30, no.5, (Sept.1991), p.804-810 SIEC No: 19911245

This study followed the course of suicidal thoughts & behaviours in youths 7-17 years of age who recently experienced an episode of major depression. Suicidality was expressed by 72% of the youths at some time during the study. Results suggest that milder forms of suicidality represent a feature of depression rather than characterizing a subgroup of high-risk depressed youths. Results also suggest that suicidality & anger may mark a predominantly irritable form of depression as youths mature.