Year: 1989 Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v.30, no.1, (1989), p.151-163 SIEC No: 20030067

Among 129 adolescent psychiatric inpatients, four subgroups of suicidal &/or assaultive behaviors were identified. A suicidal-only subgroup with no evidence of assaultive behavior was characterized by depression, drug abuse, & environmental stresses. An assaultive-only subgroup with no evidence of suicidal behavior exhibited aggressive symptoms & violence at home. A subgroup with both suicidal & assaultive behaviors experienced accidents & family violence. A fourth subgroup had neither suicidal nor assaultive behavior. This subgroup showed eating disorders, depression, minimal assaultiveness & few peer relationships. (20 refs)