Year: 1994 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.89, no.1, (January 1994), p.52-58 SIEC No: 19940170

67 Adolescent suicides & 67 demographically matched living controls were compared as to family constellation, familial stressors & familial loading for psychopathology. Multivariate analyses showed that family history of both depression & substance abuse & lifetime history of parent-child discord were most closely associated with adolescent suicide. Children who are offspring of parents with depression or substance abuse should be psychiatrically screened. (47 refs.)