Diagnosis of childhood and adolescent suicidal behavior: unmet needs for suicide prevention.

@article{Pfeffer2001DiagnosisOC,
  title={Diagnosis of childhood and adolescent suicidal behavior: unmet needs for suicide prevention.},
  author={Cynthia R. Pfeffer},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={1055-61}
}
This article highlights strategies for diagnosing risk for childhood and adolescent suicidal behavior. Empirical studies identifying risk factors for childhood and adolescent suicidal behavior guided recommendations for suicide risk assessment. Diagnostic assessment involves identification of multiple factors including demographic characteristics, suicidal behavior, psychopathology, interpersonal problems, family discord, family psychopathology, accessibility of lethal suicide methods, exposure… CONTINUE READING

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