Year: 1993 Source: Crisis, v.14, no.4, (1993), p.178-184 SIEC No: 19930897

In this study, the sociodemographic & psychological characteristics of female & male suicide attempters seen in a pediatric hospital are compared. There were no sociodemographic differences between the groups. Boys & girls were similar when assessed regarding suicidal ideation, depression, & hopelessness. More males than females were diagnosed with conduct disorders. Some items on the Suicide Intent Scale indicated that boys exhibited more serious intentionality than girls. (25 refs.)