Suicidal behavior by preschool children.

@article{Rosenthal1984SuicidalBB,
  title={Suicidal behavior by preschool children.},
  author={Pierre Rosenthal and Susan Rosenthal},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1984},
  volume={141 4},
  pages={520-5}
}
Sixteen suicidal preschoolers age 21/2 to 5 years who were referred to a university child psychiatry outpatient clinic were compared with 16 behaviorally disordered preschoolers matched by age, sex, race, and parental marital and socioeconomic status. The suicidal group showed significantly more nonsuicidal self-directed aggression, loss of interest, morbid ideas, depression (according to the Weinberg criteria, but not DSM-III), impulsivity and hyperactivity, and running away behavior. They… CONTINUE READING

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