The familial aggregation of adolescent suicide attempts.

  title={The familial aggregation of adolescent suicide attempts.},
  author={Bruce A Johnson and David A. Brent and Jeffery Bridge and Jennifer Connolly},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={97 1},
The objective of this study was to determine whether the familial aggregation of suicidal behaviour is explained by the familial aggregation of personality disorder and aggression. The relatives of 62 clinically referred adolescent suicide attempters were compared with 70 never-suicidal psychiatric controls. The first-degree relatives of the suicide attempters had a higher rate of suicide attempts/completion than those of the psychiatric controls. This rate remained significantly higher after… CONTINUE READING