Calderado2022 - Offspring’s risk for suicidal behaviour in relation to parental death by suicide, systematic review and meta-analysis and a model for familial transmission of suicide

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  • Date read: 2023-03-28
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Example citation

The experience of losing a parent to suicide is a strong and independent risk factor for suicidal behaviour in offspring.

Losing a parent to suicide is a strong risk factor for suicidal behavior in children

Key takeaways

  • Twenty studies met our inclusion criteria.
  • Offspring exposed to parental suicide were more likely to die by suicide (RR = 2.97, 95% CI 2.50–3.53) and attempt suicide (RR = 1.76, 95% CI 1.58–1.96) than offspring of two living parents. Furthermore, their risk of dying by or attempting suicide was significantly higher compared with offspring bereaved by other causes of death.