Risk of suicide in twins: Authors' reply

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7424.1169 (Published 13 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1169
  1. Kaare Christensen (KChristensen@health.sdu.dk), professor of epidemiology,
  2. Cecilia Tomassini, research fellow,
  3. Knud Juel, senior scientist
  1. Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Sdr Boulevard 23A, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark
  2. Centre for Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
  3. National Institute of Public Health, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

    EDITOR—Population based studies from Denmark have shown that family ties, such as having both parents together, being married, and having young children,1 are associated with a lower risk of suicide. Twins represent a unique and close relationship,2 3 which made us hypothesise that twins have a lower suicide rate. Our 51 year …

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