Year: 2000 Source: Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2000. p.237-248 SIEC No: 20010034

Suicidal behaviour in children aged 5-14 years is an escalating phenomenon warranting research & clinical attention. Risk factors for suicide in children, as distinct from adolescents, must be clarified. This chapter addresses these issues & others by presenting recent material regarding epidemiology, clinical research on risk factors, & treatment of suicidal behaviour in children. Avenues of prevention are suggested that should be systematically evaluated regarding their effects on reducing suicidal behaviour & risk factors. (36 refs.)