Aggression and the risk for suicidal behaviors among children

Academic Article


  • Two subtypes of aggression-reactive and proactive-were examined to see how they relate to suicidal behaviors among young children admitted for acute psychiatric inpatient care. The children and their parents completed self-report questionnaires/interviews. Regression analyses revealed that depressed girls who scored higher on reactive aggression reported more suicidal behaviors; whereas proactive aggression did not relate to suicidal behaviors for either boys or girls. © 2010 The American Association of Suicidology.
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    Author List

  • Greening L; Stoppelbein L; Luebbe A; Fite PJ
  • Start Page

  • 337
  • End Page

  • 345
  • Volume

  • 40
  • Issue

  • 4