Year: 1993 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.32, no.1, (Jan.1993), p.51-59 SIEC No: 19930196

Psychological characteristics were gathered from 3 groups of adolescents: suicide attempters, depressed, and nondepressed who never attempted suicide. Various characteristics discriminated the attempters from the normal group but not from the depressed group. These characteristics are probably not specific for adolescent suicide attempters. Suicide attempters showed many similarities with the depressed adolescents. (40+ ref.)