Year: 1993 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.32, no.1, (Jan.1993), p.21-27 SIEC No: 19930195

427 Adults who were assessed as children or adolescents with major depressive disorder (MMD), mixed anxiety states or no psychiatric disorder were subjects of this article’s study. Psychological autopsy findings are reported for the 7 suicides that occurred among the 159 children from the depressive disorder group (suicide rate: 4.4% over 10 years). Findings suggest that MDD in children & adolescents is associated with increased risk for suicide & this risk may be specific to MDD. (46 Refs.)