Adult outcomes of childhood and adolescent depression. III. Links with suicidal behaviours.

@article{Harrington1994AdultOO,
  title={Adult outcomes of childhood and adolescent depression. III. Links with suicidal behaviours.},
  author={Richard C Harrington and Diana Bredenkamp and Christine Groothues and Michael Rutter and H Fudge and Andrew Pickles},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1994},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={1309-19}
}
This study followed up into adulthood a group of child psychiatric patients suffering from depressive disorders and a closely matched nondepressed child psychiatric control group. Depression in childhood was a strong predictor of attempted suicide in adulthood. This predictive power was not due to the association between childhood depression and other childhood risk factors such as conduct disorder or suicidality. Rather, it seemed mostly to reside in the association between depression in… CONTINUE READING

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