Risk of suicide in twins: No protective effect is needed to explain the findings

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7424.1168-b (Published 13 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1168
  1. Thomas J Verberne (Verberne@melbpc.org.uk), clinical neuropsychologist, retired
  1. 14 Crampton Crescent, Rosanna, VIC 3084, Australia

    EDITOR—Tomassini et al invoke strong family ties to explain their finding that twins had a lower suicide rate than the general population.1 The phrase seems to refer to close interpersonal relations, as distinct from …

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