Year: 2003 Source: Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, v.5, no.2, (April 2003), p.155-169 SIEC No: 20040331

The relationship between school violence, suicidality & psychiatric disorders, specifically depressive disorders, conduct disorder, & alcohol & drug abuse are discussed within the framework of the psychological autopsy of suicide in children & adolescents. The authors argue that there are striking similarities between acts of school violence & suicidality. Specific guidelines are provided regarding clinical assessment of potentially violent youth with emphasis on exploration of attachment behavior in various developmental stages. (45 refs)