Year: 1998 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.28, no.3, (Fall 1998), p.251-260 SIEC No: 19981153

This study examined the presence of anxiety in children with suicide ideation. From a sample of 100 inpatients, 27 children who displayed suicide ideation were divided into 2 groups, high & low anxiety. Findings indicated that children with suicide ideation & anxiety were less happy & satisfied, experienced more negative life events, & were more distractible & intense than children with suicide ideation only. Parents of these children reported being anxious, obsessive-compulsive & hostile.