Adopted children are more likely to attempt suicide in adolescence

09/9/2013 | DailyRx.com

The rate of suicide attempts by the age of 18 among adopted children was 3.7 times higher compared with peers raised by their biological parents, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Before taking into consideration mental health and environmental factors, the likelihood of attempting suicide was about 4.2 times greater among adopted children.

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