If parent attempted suicide, kids more likely to try, too

If parent attempted suicide, kids more likely to try, too
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – The children of people who attempted suicide, regardless of whether they have a mood disorder themselves, have a four- to five-fold increased risk of trying to take their own lives, according to a new study. While mood disorders play a role in a person’s risk of attempting suicide, the study’s lead author told Reuters Health that the study suggests there are other factors that need to be explored and explained. “What that really means is that there is still part of this (family) transmission that we haven’t figured out,” said Dr. …
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