Parental suicide attempt ups suicide risk in kids

December 31, 2014 10:12 AM

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Parental suicide attempt ups suicide risk in kids

A child is five times more likely to attempt suicide if he/she has a parent who has attempted suicide in the past, research has found.

The researchers found a direct effect of a parent's suicide attempt on a child, even after they took into account a history of previous suicide attempt by the offspring and a familial transmission of mood disorder.

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