Suicidal behaviour in national and international adult adoptees

  title={Suicidal behaviour in national and international adult adoptees},
  author={Annika von Borczyskowski and PhD Anders Hjern and PhD Frank Lindblad and Bo Vinnerljung},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
Previous studies have shown an elevated risk for suicidal behaviour in adolescent and young adult international adoptees. Comparisons between national and international adoptees in this respect have been inconclusive. A total of 6,065 international adoptees were compared to 7,340 national adoptees and 1,274,312 non-adopted study subjects, all born between 1963 and 1973 and followed up until 2002 using the National Swedish Registers. Cox regression of person years was used in multivariate… CONTINUE READING