ERIC Number: ED334502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Youth Suicide. Volume 2: Risk Factors for Youth Suicide.
Davidson, Lucy, Ed.; Linnoila, Markku, Ed.
Commissioned papers by a work group on risk factors for youth suicide, which examined environmental, behavioral, socio-cultural, biological, and psychological factors associated with an increased likelihood of suicide among young people are presented in this document. The following papers are presented: (1) "Sociodemographic, Epidemiologic, and Individual Attributes" (Paul C. Holinger and Daniel Offer); (2) "Preparatory and Prior Suicidal Behavioral Factors" (Norman L. Farberow); (3) "Social and Cultural Risk Factors for Youth Suicide" (Carol Huffine); (4) "Family Characteristics and Support Systems as Risk Factors for Youth Suicide" (Cynthia R. Pfeffer); (5) "Contagion as a Risk Factor for Youth Suicide" (Lucy Davidson and Madelyn Gould); (6) "Stress and Life Events" (Eugene S. Paykel); (7) "Sexual Identity Issues" (Joseph Harry); (8) "'Major Psychiatric Disorders' as Risk Factors in Youth Suicide" (Maria Kovacs and Joachim Puig-Antich); (9) "Personality as a Predictor of Youthful Suicide" (Allen Frances and Susan J. Blumenthal); (10) "Substance Use and Abuse: A Risk Factor in Youth Suicide" (Marc A. Schuckit and Judith J. Schuckit); (11) "Methods as a Risk Factor in Youth Suicide" (J. William Worden); (12) "Neurotransmitter Monoamine Metabolites in the Cerebrospinal Fluid as Risk Factors for Suicidal Behavior" (Marie Asberg); (13) "Post Mortem Studies of Suicide" (Michael Stanley); (14) "The Neuroendocrine System and Suicide" (Herbert Y. Meltzer and Martin T. Lowy); (15) "Genetics and Suicidal Behavior" (Alec Roy); and (16) "Summary and Overview of Risk Factors in Suicide" (Frederick K. Goodwin and Gerald L. Brown).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Note: For other volumes in this series, see CG 023 516-519.