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Genetic and familial environmental effects on suicide - an adoption study of siblings

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BACKGROUND: While there is clear evidence of familial influences on suicide, the origin of these is less certain. We have investigated genetic and familial environmental factors by studying the occurrence of suicide in biological and adoptive siblings of adoptees who died by suicide compared to siblings of surviving adoptees. METHOD: We used the Danish Adoption Register and Danish population registers to compare 221 siblings of adoptees who died by suicide with the siblings of 1,903 adoptees ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS ONE More from this journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
10
Pages:
e77973
Publication date:
2013-10-17
Acceptance date:
2013-09-08
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
Language:
English
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uuid:a6f06407-1320-4a18-a1cb-b74b754e23f6
Local pid:
pubs:436128
Source identifiers:
436128
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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