Quality of depression among suicidal inpatient youth Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the relationship between suicidality and dependent and self-critical depression among adolescents. Ninety-six adolescents participated: 32 suicidal inpatients, 32 nonsuicidal inpatients and 32 healthy controls. The groups were matched for gender, age and education. Participants completed the Depressive Experience Questionnaire for Adolescents (DEQ-A), the Cognition Checklist (CCL), and the Multi-Attitude Suicidal Tendencies Scale (MAST). Results indicated that suicidal adolescents have significantly higher levels of self-critical and dependent depression, compared to nonsuicidal inpatients and healthy controls. The distinctive quality of depression among suicidal adolescents suggests assessment and treatment strategies for these individuals.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008