Year: 1998 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.37, no.9, (Sept. 98), p.915-923 SIEC No: 19980790

Relationships between suicidal ideation, suicide attempts & psychiatric disorders were examined among 1285 children & adolescents, aged 9-17. Results indicated that mood, anxiety & substance abuse/dependence disorders independently increased the risk of suicide attempts. There was a significant association between disruptive disorders & suicidal ideation. It is concluded that a monolithic diagnostic risk profile for suicidality, ignoring gender- & age-specific risks, is inadequate. (43 refs.)