Year: 2005 Source: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v.10, no.4, (October 1, 2005), p.477-491 SIEC No: 20060473

This article attempted to address the shortfall in the research on adolescent attachment using a quantitative/qualitative research design. First, the association between attachment styles & suicidality is examined by comparing two groups of adolescent participants attending a psychotherapy clinic. Second, the phenomenology of different presentations of suicidality in adolescence were explored from a psychodynamically informed attachment theory perspective. The clinical & research implications from these findings are discussed.