Year: 1992 Source: Rome, Italy: John Libbey CIC srl., 1992. p.253-259 SIEC No: 20020973

The authors explore the challenges of reconstucting adolescent suidice and understanding its background factors by identifying several methodological problems of research. The role of mental disorders and social maladjustments is recognized in the findings of general population studies of completed suicide, and in a study of mental disorders in Finnish adolescent suicides. The authors conclude that the importance of recognizing and treating depression, antisocial behaviour and substance abuse among adolescents cannot be overemphasized. (40 refs)