Year: 1994 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.33, no.2, (Feb. 94), p.240-246 SIEC No: 19940190

95 children, aged 8-13 when their disease was diagnosed, were followed longitudinally for up to 12 years. Results: Young patients evidenced higher than expected rates of suicidal ideation, but relatively few attempted suicide over the follow-up. Those who did, used diabetes-related methods. Suicidal ideation over the follow-up was associated with later noncompliance with medical regimen. Clinicians should therefore be alert to the possibility of suicidal ideation among patients. (25 refs.)