Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Parents' divorce linked to increased risk of suicidal thoughts in men

Boys whose parents divorce could be more likely to think about killing themselves when they become adults. Researchers from the University of Toronto studied 6,647 adults of whom 695 had experienced their parents getting divorced while they were children. Once other factors such as parents being unemployed, being drug addicts or physically abusing their children were taken into account girls whose parents had divorced were no more likely to think about committing suicide; however, even after taking all these factors into account boys whose parents had split up were still twice as likely to think seriously about killing themselves.

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