1.50 Maternal or Paternal Suicide and Offspring’s Psychiatric and Suicide-Attempt Hospitalization Risk
This research published October 2010 in Pediatrics found that maternal suicide is associated with increased risk of suicide-attempt hospitalization for offspring, beyond the risk associated with maternal accidental death. However, paternal suicide is not associated with suicide-attempt hospitalization. Future studies should examine factors that might differ between offspring who experience maternal versus paternal suicide, including genetic or early environmental determinants.
Read the full article listed under publications at the American Academy of Pediatrics website, www.aap.org.