Blood test could identify people more likely to commit suicide, says study

July 31, 2014 8:01 PM

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A simple blood test could determine a person’s risk of suicide and provide a future tool of prevention to lower suicide rates.

In a study published online Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers say they have discovered a genetic indicator of a person’s vulnerability to the effects of stress and anxiety and, therefore, the risk of suicidal thoughts or attempts.

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