Year: 2003 Source: Journal of Black Psychology, v.29, no.4, (November 2003), p.408-428 SIEC No: 20040806

The goal of this study was to determine whether clinically depressed, healthy-weight, overweight, & obese females would differ significantly on self-esteem & suicide risk measures. 165 clinically depressed females completed the self-esteem rating scale and the suicide risk scale. Depressed, obese White American females had significantly lower self-esteem & increased suicide risk than depressed healthy-weight & overweight White American females. Implications of the current results are discussed. (86 refs)