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Genetic and familial environmental effects on suicide attempts: a study of Danish adoptees and their biological and adoptive siblings.

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OBJECTIVES: Genetic factors have been found to influence the risk of suicide. It is less clear if this also applies to attempted suicide. We have investigated genetic and familial environmental factors by studying the occurrence of suicide attempts in biological and adoptive siblings of adoptees who attempted suicide compared to siblings of adoptees with no suicide attempts. METHOD: We used a random sample of 1933 adoptees from the Danish Adoption Register, a register of non-familial adoption...

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10.1016/j.jad.2013.11.012

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Journal:
Journal of affective disorders
Volume:
155
Pages:
273-277
Publication date:
2014-02-05
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
URN:
uuid:013d5368-7af5-4c1b-ab35-a39e768b3e4d
Source identifiers:
441831
Local pid:
pubs:441831

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