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Children whose parents attempted suicide are at raised risk of similar behaviour, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7862 (Published 02 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:g7862
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

The child of a parent who has attempted suicide is almost five times as likely to attempt suicide as the child of a parent with no history of suicidal behaviour, a study published in JAMA Psychiatry has found.

US researchers followed up 701 children (ages 10 to 50) of 334 parents with mood disorders for a mean of 5.6 years, where …

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