Year: 1998 Source: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.7, no.2, (June 1998), p.96-104 SIEC No: 19981009

111 adolescent inpatients were studied in a 2-4 year follow-up evaluation with respect to the prevalence, incidence & stability of depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation & suicide attempts among these adolescents. Predictors of follow-up functioning were also studied. Suicide ideation levels among subjects was reduced from 47% to 20%. Previous suicide attempts before hospitalization & self-reported depressive symptoms predicted suicide attempts during the follow-up period. (46 refs.)