Psychopathology, Family Functioning, and Cognitive Style in Urban Adolescents With Suicide Attempts
Summerville M B~~Kaslow N J~~et al
This study examined psychopathology, family functioning, & cognitive style in 121 African-American adolescents who attempted suicide. Youth self-reports of depressive symptoms were associated with internalizing & externalizing disorders & with a maladaptive attributional style. 67% of participants classified their family types as maladaptive. Findings are discussed from a culturally & developmentally sensitive framework. Clinical implications are offered for individual & family interventions.