Year: 1984 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.54, no.4, (1984), p.660-661 SIEC No: 19950878

Rosenn reviews 2 books: Suicidal Adolescents, by Davis, & Adolescent Suicidal Behavior, by Heillig. Suicidal Adolescents culls together information from over 100 papers. However, it is too broad for practitioners/parents and there is little synthesis or interpretation. Adolescent Suicidal Behavior is good for a student seeking entry into suicide literature. It takes an interactionist-systems model appraoch to understanding suicide (i.e., suicide’s roots as being caused by the victim’s family).