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Am J Psychiatry. 1995 Jul;152(7):1075-6.

Attempted suicide among living co-twins of twin suicide victims.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The authors hypothesized that significantly more living monozygotic than dizygotic co-twins of twin suicide victims would themselves have attempted suicide.

METHOD:

They determined the absence or presence of an attempt at suicide at any time among 26 living monozygotic co-twins and nine living dizygotic co-twins of twins who had committed suicide.

RESULTS:

They found that 10 of the 26 surviving monozygotic co-twins but none of the nine surviving dizygotic co-twins had themselves attempted suicide.

CONCLUSIONS:

Although monozygotic and dizygotic twins may have some differing developmental experiences, these results contribute to findings of previous studies of suicide in twins in suggesting that genetic factors may play a role in suicidal behavior.

PMID:
7793447
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