Year: 1994 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.33, no.2, (Feb. 94), p.225-230 SIEC No: 19940227

First suicidal episodes involving suicidal ideation or a suicide attempt in a 6-8 year follow-up period were rated for 69 child psychiatric inpatients & 64 children selected from the community. 45% of 133 subjects reported a suicidal episode during follow-up. Children who reported suicidal ideation or a suicide attempt were more than twice as likely to report a suicidal episode in follow-up than were children from the community. (20 refs.)