Year: 1995 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.1, no.3, (1995), p.185-209 SIEC No: 19950212

This paper reviews the scientific literature of the past 2 decades on the following topics concerning adolescent suicide: international epidemiology & trends, correlates of suicidal behaviour (environmental, psychological & psychopathological, behavioural & biological factors), & prevention. The establishment of a relation between suicidal behaviour & other problem behaviours & psychological states is difficult. A shift to examining suicidal behaviour as part of a larger concept is suggested.