Sexual orientation and suicidality: a co-twin control study in adult men.

@article{Herrell1999SexualOA,
  title={Sexual orientation and suicidality: a co-twin control study in adult men.},
  author={Richard Herrell and Jack M. Goldberg and William R. True and Vimala Ramakrishnan and Monica Lyons and Seth Eisen and Ming T Tsuang},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={56 10},
  pages={
          867-74
        }
}
BACKGROUND Several recent studies have found a higher lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts in homosexual males compared with heterosexual control subjects or population rates. These studies used either convenience samples, most without controls, or population-based samples in which confounding factors such as depression and substance abuse were not measured. METHODS This study used twins from the population-based Vietnam Era Twin Registry, Hines, Ill. An analytic sample of 103 middle-aged… CONTINUE READING

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