Year: 1997 Source: Italian Journal of Suicidology, v.7, no.2, (October 1997), p.87-98 SIEC No: 20000192

This paper delineates some dynamic aspects of suicidal behaviour in adolescents. It is contended that any attempt to understand suicidal behaviour at this age has to take into account normal developmental processes & normal crises. Family & personal problems may interact with these factors to create suicidal tendencies in youngsters. These dynamics are described & discussed. (35 refs.)