Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teenage suicide raises the risk of adult wife beating

Boys who try to kill themselves before the age of 18 are much more likely to beat their wives and girlfriends later in life. Researchers from the Oregon Social Learning Center in Eugene studied 153 males from high-crime neighbourhoods who were assessed annually from the ages of 10 to 32. The researchers found that 58% of the participants who tried to kill themselves as children went on to beat their girlfriends/wives compared to 23% among those who had not tried to commit suicide. The association held true even after taking factors such as aggression, depression, substance abuse and a family history of abuse were


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