Year: 2010 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.40, no.4, (August 2010), p.337-345 SIEC No: 20101079

Two subtypes of aggression – reactive & proactive – were examined to see how they relate to suicidal behaviours among young children admitted for acute psychiatric inpatient care. The children & their parents completed self-report questionnaires/interviews. Regression analyses revealed that depressed girls who scored higher on reactive aggression reported more suicidal behaviours; whereas proactive aggression did not relate to suicidal behaviours for either boys or girls. (31 refs.) JA