Year: 1993 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.32, no.1, (Jan.1993), p.8-20 SIEC No: 19930194

The subjects studied in this article were outpatient youth with depressive disorders & youth with other psychiatric disorders. 66% of them had suicidal ideation at study entry; 9% had attempted suicide. Ideation rates were stable over time; rate of attempts reached 24% by the average age of 17 years. Major depressive & dysthmic disorders were associated with significantly higher rates of suicidal behaviors than were adjustment disorder with depressed mood & nondepressive disorders. (56 Refs.)