Year: 1993 Source: Psychiatric Annals, v.23, no.5, (May 1993), p.271-283 CME Quiz, p.285-287 SIEC No: 20011591

This review discusses the incidence & prevalence of youthful suicidal behaviour, the pivotal role of major psychopathology in cases of adolescent death by suicide, the risk of death by suicide associatd with a major psychiatric disorder in childhood or adolescence, parental awareness of suicidal symptoms & behaviour in their children, & the problem of how to evaluate acute life stressors during the assessment of a child or adolescent with suicidal tendencies. A 3-page CME quiz is appended. (60 refs.)