Parental suicide attempt linked to increased suicidal behavior in offspring

December 31, 2014 8:02 AM

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Parental suicide attempt linked to increased suicidal behavior in offspring

The research team, including Dr. David A. Brent of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, notes that previous studies have indicated that suicide risk may run in families.

However, Dr. Brent and colleagues say few studies have analyzed what leads to suicidal behavior running in families, and this was something the researchers wanted to address with their study.

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