Year: 1991 Source: Stress Medicine, v.7, no.2, (April 1991), p.129-131 SIEC No: 20080598

By 1987, 8.7% of the deaths of the men & 5.2% of the deaths of the women in Terman’s sample of gifted children were from suicide. Four variables distinguished those who killed themselves at a young age from those dying by suicide later: the length of pregnancy, the length of breast feeding, loss of father by death or divorce, & a lower desire to excel. (4 refs.)