Year: 1992 Source: Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v.23 no.1, (Fall 1992), p.41-49 SIEC No: 19950471

Two structured interview measures of suicidal behavior were administered to 43 7-11 yr old psychiatric inpatients and their parents. DSM-III-R diagnoses were given to the children with 26 Axis I & II diagnostic categories represented.Interview measures of suicidal behavior seemed unrelated to psychiatric diagnosis. Results suggest that to understand pre-adolescent suicidal behaviors, one should examine links between them & the biopsychosocial dimensions underlying the diagnostic categories.