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Risk of suicide in twins: Authors' reply

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 13 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1169
  1. Kaare Christensen (, 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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