Child abuse linked to risk of suicide in later life

ScienceDaily | 1/9/2019 | Staff
The analysis of 68 studies by psychologists at the University of Manchester and University of South Wales revealed that suicide attempts were:

Also from the research published in Psychological Medicine today, children who experienced multiple abuse are as much as five times higher to attempt suicide.

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And as those people who experienced abuse as children get older, the risk of suicide attempts increases.

People not in contact with mental health clinicians were found to be at the highest level of risk.

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The sixty-eight studies were carried out across the world, producing about 262 thousand adults aged 18 years or older, who were exposed to childhood abuse and neglect.

Dr Maria Panagioti, from The University of Manchester, also based at the NIHR Greater Manchester patient safety translational research, led the research team.

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She said: "Around one adult in every three has experienced abuse as a child."

"This study conclusively gives us solid evidence that...
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