Year: 1981 Source: AFP. American Family Physician, v.24, no.6, (December 1981), p.123, 126-127 SIEC No: 19960144

Suicide can be the tragic consequence of depression, even in childhood. Depression has been described in infants, is often overlooked in children & is a leading cause of death in adolescents. Childhood suicide is uncommon. The high incidence of suicide in adolescents is, in part, due to impulsive activity. While drug therapy can be helpful, the management of frightened & depressed suicidal youngsters requires a network of helpful professionals.