Year: 1997 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.36, no.6, (June 1997), p.785-792 SIEC No: 19980533

The outcome of children & adolescents hospitalized with major depressive disorder was evaluated & different duration & severity criteria to define recovery & recurrence were assessed. 59 of 70 subjects were reevaluated 1-5 years later. 5 subjects with recurrence had no suicidal behaviour at the index episode compared to 9 with no recurrence. Death wishes, suicidal thoughts/plans & attempts occurred more frequently among subjects with recurrence versus those with no recurrence at index episode.