THIS PAPER, a follow-up study of adolescent patients hospitalized for suicidal attempts, compares those who made posthospitalization suicidal attempts with those who did not with regard to five variables: living situation, parental loss, social life, social agency contact, and school adjustment. It attempts to answer the following questions: (1) Did suicidal behavior continue after hospitalization? (2) What factors are associated with those who do continue to show suicidal behavior?
Representative studies of adolescent suicidal behavior include: (a) general reviews, Balser and Masterson,1 Bakwin,2,3 Gould,4 Jacobziner5; (b) methods used, Jacobziner6; (c) etiological factors, such as school problems, Otto7; (d) or family disorganization, Tuckman and Connon,8 Teicher and Jacobs9,10; (e) psychodynamics, Schrut,11 Glaser12; and (f) presuicidal behavior, Schneer et al,13 and Otto.14
The research by Teicher and Jacobs represents one
Barter JT, Swaback DO, Todd D. Adolescent Suicide AttemptsA Follow-Up Study of Hospitalized Patients. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1968;19(5):523-527. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1968.01740110011002