Year: 2004 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.34, no.4, (Winter 2004), p.363-373 SIEC No: 20050521

Data on the association of impulsivity & measures of aggression with suicidal ideation were gathered from a community sample of 625 adolescent & young adult males. Analyses were based on multivariate generalized estimating equations. Impulsivity & irritability were associated strongly with suicidal ideation after accounting for alcohol dependence & other aggression-related constructs including psychopathy. The authors conclude that impulsive adolescent males may be at heightened risk for suicide. (57 refs)