Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Is your Child at the Risk of Committing Suicide

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 03, 2015
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)

Child Suicide Rate IncreaseA research recently found that a child is five times more likely to attempt suicide if they have a parent who has attempted suicide in the past.

Even after taking into consideration the previous attempts of suicide by the child and a familial transmission of mood disorder, it was found by the researchers that there was a direct effect of a parent’s suicide attempt on the child.

In this study, not only it was confirmed that suicidal behaviour runs in the family but it also showed the ways in which suicidal behaviour is transmitted in families.

David Brent from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania said "Impulsive aggression was an important precursor of mood disorder and could be targeted in interventions designed to prevent youth at high familial risk from making a suicide attempt".

In this study, 701 children of 334 parents with mood disorders were studied for an average of almost six years.
It was noted by the researchers that of the parents, 191 had made a suicide attempt.

Out of the 701 children, 44 had attempted suicide before participating in the study and 29 had attempted study during the study.

The study has been published online in the JAMA Psychiatry.

Image courtesy: Getty Images

News source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Read more Health News.

Related Articles
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)
Write a Review
Post a Comment
Disclaimer +
Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.