Year: 1993 Source: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, v.16, no.4, (1993), p.487-502 SIEC No: 19930617

Depression, suicidality & substance abuse disorders were examined with an emphasis on the role of stressful life events in predicting severity & patterns of comorbidity among American Indian & Alaska Native adolescents in boarding schools. Of the 124 adolescents with a depression diagnosis, current suicidal ideation was the most common additional diagnosis. Females had a higher percentage of depression only diagnosis than males & a greater number of diagnoses for depression with suicide attempt.