Year: 1999 Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry & Allied Disciplines, v.40, no.3, (March 1999), p.315-324 SIEC No: 19990846

This paper reviews recent studies that have documented the prevalence of mood disorder in children & adolescents who commit, attempt, or consider suicide. It also reviews the longitudinal studies that cast light on the temporal relationships between mood disorder & suicide ideation or attempts. The practical implications of these studies are discussed. (51 refs.)