FAMILY HISTORY OF ILLNESS IN THE SERIOUSLY SUICIDAL ADOLESCENT: A Life-Cycle Approach

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The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, N.Y. 10605.

Abstract

Highly suicidal, depressed adolescents were compared to nonsuicidal depressed adolescents with regard to family history of illness. Chronic psychiatric illness of a parent, particularly depression occurring during the childhood of patients, was found to be more frequent among families of highly suicidal adolescents. Implications of this finding are considered.

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